Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Let there be light!

The new exhibit case lighting system has been installed in the BC Law Library Rare Book Room exhibit cases. This LED lighting system is eco-friendly and it improves the visibility of the exhibit contents. Please drop by and see the re-installed Roman Law exhibit in the newly improved exhibit cases.

News from the BC Law Rare Book Room

We were pleased to host a visit from Professor Coquillette's Anglo-American Legal History class on March 15. Students browsed early law practice materials ranging from abridgments such as Abridgment of Coke’s Reports by Ireland (London, 1651) to a register of writs, Thesaurus Brevium, or a Collection of Writs (1687 – Latin) to early treatises such as Littleton’s Tenures (1592 Tottel ed. – English).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Interest in the Roman Law Exhibit

We appreciate the kind interest in the exhibit of Roman Law books shown by Dr. Otto Vervaart. Recently, Dr. Vervaart wrote to the Law Library to question our exhibit entry regarding the Joannes Ferrarius volume, Adnotationes in III. Institutionum Iustiniani Libros. Dr. Vervaart correctly identified this volume as being printed in Lyon, not in Leiden as our exhibit entry stated. We have made this correction and are grateful to Dr. Vervaart for his close inspection of the exhibit documentation. It is a wonderful experience to witness the attention and depth of interest expressed by legal scholars in this exhibit. And, of course, we are very grateful to Professor Michael Hoeflich for the generous donation of his Roman Law collection on which the exhibit is based.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New eco-friendly lighting for exhibit cases

The Law Library’s Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room will close on Friday, March 4 for a brief renovation project. The fiber optic lighting in the wall display cases will be replaced by an eco-friendly and equally non-damaging LED lighting system. The light replacement work will take place during the week of March 7. We expect to have the current exhibit of Prof. Michael Hoeflich’s recent gift of Roman law books on display again for the week of March 14.

We are confident that the new lighting system will enhance the beauty of the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room and also greatly improve the visibility of the materials we have on exhibit. Please be sure to come by and see the new lighting when we reopen during the week of March 14.