Book Collections

A series featuring our rare book collections

4 Posts

One Pound of Love

We are ending our Valentine’s Day posts with the poetic love of Come Swiftly to Your Love: Love Poems of Ancient Egypt, translated by Idaho born poet Ezra Pound and published in 1962. Not only is this book full of romantic verse, but it also has some pretty great illustrations. [Read More]

Twain's Literary Love

The Love Letters of Mark Twain
To celebrate love and romance, today we will be making posts about the different kinds of love found in our collections. Starting with the literary love letters of Mark Twain. [Read More]

A Philosophy of Love

The Natural Philosophy of Love book cover
In The Natural Philosophy of Love, Remy de Gourmount reflects on sexual attraction. With material discussing topics such as the sexual life of oysters, cannibalism in sex (think mantis), polygamy/monogamy of the animal world, and much more, Gourmont constructs a philosophy around sexual mores and the natural world of which humans... [Read More]

Celebrating Langston Hughes

Preview image for Celebrating Langston Hughes
University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives celebrates influential poet, playwright and author Langston Hughes on his birthday. Known for his engagement with the world of jazz and the influence it had on his writing, the International Jazz Collection Leonard Feather Collection includes photographs of Mr. Hughes as well... [Read More]