Only 11 copies of The Bay Psalm Book from 1640 are known to exist today. The Rare Book and Special Collections Division holds more than 800,000 books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, title pages, prints, posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
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The core of the collection documents the history of the printed book – from more than 8,000 items printed before 1501 to vast collections covering the Renaissance and the 18th century. More than 100 special collections are maintained, including the personal libraries of Harry Houdini and Susan B.