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Ex Libris Carnegie Mellon

Ex Libris Carnegie Mellon is a limited-edition suite of 12 frameable reproductions of decorative and unusual images selected from distinguished illustrated works of history, science and technology. Six of the reproductions are from the Library of the Hunt Institute and six are from the collections of the University Libraries (the Fine and Rare Book Rooms and the Architecture Archives) of Carnegie Mellon University.

A decorative portfolio protects the interleaved set of plates, and a title page lists the title and citation for each of the images. Each set is hand-numbered. Four of the plates measure approximately twenty inches in height by fifteen inches; eight are fifteen by ten inches.

The reproductions are printed on a 100% rag, laid paper that was handmade in the late 1950s by J. Barcham Greene & Son at the Hayle Mill in Maidenstone, Kent, England. The paper was commissioned by Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt and bears a custom watermark. This cream-colored paper is acid-free and will not become brittle or darken with age. The images are printed in black with crimson ruled borders, and the title page is on vellum.

Photographed by Frank A. Reynolds. Designed by Kevin E. Kennedy. Printed by Hoechstetter Printing Company Inc. Suite of 12: $300. A limited number of extra prints (#1–6) from the Hunt Institute collection are available for sale on an individual basis. Numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 are $20.00 each plus tax. Numbers 3 and 6 are $30.00 each plus tax. Add $14.00 for shipping and handling for the portfolio or the individual prints. The Associate Member and quantity discounts do not apply to the portfolio or to the individual prints.

Illustated below are details of the Ex Libris images; click on the detail of an image to see a full-page version of an image.





1. "Crocus sativus et Montanus primus," from Part 3: Autumnus, plate 23 of Crispijn van de Passe's Hortus floridus ... published in Utrecht by C. van de Pas and in Arnhem by J. Janssoon, 1614–1616.


From Hunt Institute collection.


2. Illustration from the title page of Lustgärten und Pflantzungen ...by Christian Egenolff, published by C. Egenolff in Strasbourg, 1530.


From Hunt Institute collection.


3. "Sanicula, sive Cortusa Indica," plate facing page 107, from Memoires pour servir a l'histoire des plantes by Denis Dodart, published in Paris by L'Imprimerie Royale, 1676.


From Hunt Institute collection.


4. "Carduus Fullonum. Kartendystel," from Herbarum vivae eicones ... (Tomus herbarii III, page 32), by Otto Brunfels. Published in Strasbourg by J. Schott, 1532–1539.


From Hunt Institute collection.


5. "Agarico, "Adianto" and "Lentisco del Peru" from pages 8, 9, and 253 of Castore Durante's Herbario nuovo ... Published in Rome by B. Bonfadino & T. Diani, 1585.


From Hunt Institute collection.


6. "Blaauwe Viole. Viola Martia, purpurea," plate 51, number 1, from Maria Sibylla Merian's De europische Insecten ... published in Amsterdam by J. F. Bernard, 1730.


From Hunt Institute collection.


7. "Genva" [Genoa], from Hartmann Schedel's Liber chronicarum (Folio LVIII verso), published in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger, 1493.


From University Libraries collection.


8. "A treatise on the astrolabe," from page 397 of Geoffrey Chaucer's The works of Geoffery Chaucer, published in Hammersmith by Kelmscott Press, 1896.


From University Libraries collection.


9. Illustration of a Mine Pump, page 155 of Georgius Agricola's De re metallica, published in Basel by Froben, 1556.


From University Libraries collection.


10. Detail of a drawing by Henry Hornbostel, from Machinery Hall [now Hammerschlag Hall], Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1913.


From University Libraries collection.


11. "Valentinian hereticus," from Liber chronicarum (folios CXIII verso, CIX verso, CXXVII recto), by Hartmann Schedel, published in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger, 1493. This is one of three images on the print; click the image for a larger view showing all three.


From University Libraries collection.


12. "Secunda Musculorum Tabula," from De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius, published in Basel by Oporinus, 1543.


From University Libraries collection.


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