Museum Updates

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The John Carter Brown Library, on the campus of Brown University, Providence, has announced the publication of a completely revised and expanded edition of Maritime History: A Hand-List of the Collection in the John Carter Brown Library, 1474 to 1860.

It is a guide to the Library's extensive holdings of maritime material relating to all aspects of European overseas expansion. It was first compiled in 1979. In 1985, a Supplement was issued incorporating acquisitions from 1979 to 1984. The 2005 edition includes more than 100 acquisitions and has been entirely reformatted.

Compiled initially by C. Danial Elliott, the later revisions were made by Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., and then by Richard R. Ring, the current reference and acquistions librarian on the JCB staff.

The work is topically organized into twelve categories, such as "Navigation and Seamanship," "Marine Architecture, Ship Construction, and Rigging," and "Health at Sea." Available in hardcover $30. …