A donated collection of books once belonging to a member of the Brown University Class of 1773 included a piece of history tucked inside one of the volumes: an exceptionally rare engraved print by Paul Revere. Brown’s copy of the print, depicting Jesus and John the Baptist in the Jordan River, is one of only five known to exist.

Leafing through a donated collection once belonging to physician Solomon Drowne, Class of 1773, Marie Malchodi of the University Library’s Preservation Department was finding signs of previous ownership everywhere

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