Schwendemann (Glen) Rare Books Collection


Vellum re-bound books by GS

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Library
bookbinding, 19th century travel, archaeology, expeditions, ancient history,
The Glen Schwendemann Collection includes nearly 500 books, dated 1556-1990, and was donated to the library in 2005. Schwendemann, a retired Torrance history teacher and book binder, personally rebound and repaired over 300 of the books. Mr. Schwendemann's interest in rare book collecting reflects both his interest in historic exploration and excavation, and his skill at repairing books damaged by misuse or age. pics in the collection cover a wide range, including European expeditions of the Arctic, Africa, South America and Tibet; ancient history; excavations and travel memoirs.
Dates covered:
English, Spanish, French, German, Latin etc
Collection Size:
ca. 500 books
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Additional Information
Citation Sample:
Glen Schwendemann Collection
Collection policy:
Material available for use in the Archives