Tip of the Week Rarebooks

November 18, 2013

Did you know that your Lillian Goldman Law Library has one of the premier collections of rare law books and manuscripts in the U.S.?

The Rare Book Room is housed in the Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Reading Room on L2. Our Rare Book Collection supports one of the nation’s strongest legal history curricula, and boasts the world’s most comprehensive collection of the works of Sir William Blackstone. We also have the best collection of early Italian local laws in the Americas. Other strengths include legal manuscripts from the 12th to the 20th centuries, thousands of pamphlets of early American trials, a growing collection of law books with illustrations, and strong historical collections of English, American, German, Italian, Roman, and canon law.

We encourage law students to make use of this outstanding resource during their stay at Yale. Use the collection for research, or simply to see fascinating artifacts from the history of the legal profession. Your Rare Book Room is open for research 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. Appointments are not required but are strongly recommended so that we can serve you better. Contact Mike Widener by phone at (203) 432-4494, or by email at mike.widener@yale.edu. You can also subscribe to Mike’s Rare Book Blog.


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