New acquisitions from across the globe!

Rare and antiquarian books from Italy, Lebanon, India and England. Have a look at the first Yale-NUS “Special Collections” items on display in the Library.


  1. Pompei Pitture e Mosaici
    Mural painting, mosaics and decoration of Pompeii
    Istituto della enciclopedia italiana
    10 Volumes, Rome: 1990-2003
  2. Tafsir al Tabari
    An exegesis by Imam ibn Jarir al-Tabari (839-923 AD)
    13 volumes, Beirut, Lebanon: 2009
  3. The Mimamsa Darsna of Maharsi Jaimini
    Hindu philosophy by Jaimini (3rd Century BC)
    4 volumes, Varanasi, India: 1989
  4. A Thousand and One Nights
    Translated and edited by Richard Francis Burton.
    First edition of 1885-8 in ten volumes. Supplemental edition in six volumes bound in seven parts. Printed
    by the Burton Club For Private Subscribers Only. One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern, West Asian and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.