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Shell. The Want of Incest in the Human family., 1995
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Check-in observation: InscribedL "Regards Marc Shell"
Arranged in original shelf order as reflected in the inventory conducted prior to packing the Library for shipping to Princeton University Library. Shelf order is roughly alphabetical by author albeit with frequent topically associated insertions and disturbances. The exact location of this run in the house is unknown; the breaks in alphabetical sequence and nature of material possibly represent transitions between rooms or shelves.
Sections L-M-N of the alpha run are intermixed, as are P-Q-R-S as well as U-V-W-Y- Z, respectively. The alpha run is further interrupted between "Laruelle" (sequential inventory identifier 3865) and "Meyer" (sequential inventory identifier 4036) by a group of works by authors beginning with the letter "R," works by or about Derrida, and others. A group of works by authors beginning with the letters J-K-L follows the end of the main alpha run, beginning with "Jablonka" (sequential inventory identifier 6780) and ending with "Kinsella" (sequential inventory identifier 7334.) That section is followed by a group consisting largely of serial issues (sequential inventory identifier 7335-7856) and another of seemingly unsorted but largely inscribed volumes (sequential inventory identifier 7857-8193).) A second pocket of works by or about Derrida concludes the run of gift books, ending at sequential inventory identifier 8719. It is followed by a small number of inscribed travel books.
- Processing Information
Processed based on dealer data using a database and XQuery workflow by Regine Heberlein and Donald Thornbury. Data entry and other invaluable assistance provided by Nick Williams '15 and Donald Thermesi.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
- Credit this material:
Shell. The Want of Incest in the Human family.; The Library of Jacques Derrida, House Series, RBD1-1, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (ex): Box B-000483
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- Separated Materials
At the time of acquisition, inserted material had been systematically removed from a subset of volumes and placed in a number of subject-based boxes and envelopes. Notes received by PUL from the dealer reflect this and are quoted in this finding aid in the interest of making the history of the collection's custodial interventions fully transparent.
All separated insertions received by PUL were re-inserted upon receipt of the collection in an effort to preserve archival context and service the collection as close as possible to its working state.
A small number of separated insertions were not received by PUL and are so identified in the finding aid.
- Genre Terms:
- Inscriptions (Provenance)