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The Rare Book Collection

The Millsaps library maintains a small collection of books which are curious, special or rare. Numbering about 2,500, these books have normally been donations to the library or were discovered to be among older titles in the collection. Some interesting examples of titles in the collection are: A Christopher Barker edition of The Bible, published in 1583; Sir Walter Raleigh's The Historie of the World in Five Books, published in 1666; and A History of Negro Baptists in Mississippi, by Patrick Thompson, published in 1895.