Rare Book Collection

The Burt Franklin Collection

Magna Carta

Medici account book

French royal document

The archives of the Marquisate of Laubrières

J.-J. Rousseau, Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalite parmi les hommes

Montesquieu, De l'esprit des loix

In 1974 the Mitsui Group Companies donated to the Hitotsubashi University Library an extensive collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals and manuscripts of the 13th to the 20th centuries, treating of economic, political and social affairs. The collection, assembled by Burt Franklin (1903-1972), an antiquarian bookseller and publisher of reprints of scholarly books, comprises about 17,200 volumes. Among the approximately 600 manuscripts are a copy of the Magna Carta made in about 1300, a Medici account book from 1471-72, and the manuscripts from the archives of the Marquisate of Laubrières covering the period from 1372 to 1780.

Images of part of Burt Franklin Collection are available on HERMES-IR.


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