Occasionally, our exhibit theme is simply recent additions to the Rare Book Room collection. This exhibit features additions from the past three or so years. Some items came to us by way of generous donors; we acquired others as part of our commitment to developing a collection that sheds light on the working lawyers of the past. 

The exhibit is organized by major categories of growth, including Massachusetts imprints of legal works, law library catalogs, annotated books, materials that illuminate the inner workings of courts, briefs and writs written by working lawyers, as well as their account books and docket books. A sampling of some of our favorites are shown below.

The exhibit was curated by Laurel Davis. It will remain on view into early 2019. Please come in and take a look! The Rare Book Room is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The exhibit catalog is also available to download.

Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room


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