02/07/2013 - King Richard III in Bizzell

We may not have the bones but we have the tomes!
In recognition of the recent identification of the remains of King Richard the Third (1452-1485), we have identified several rare books relating to the ill-fated monarch held at OU libraries.
Come see the following items from the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special Collections, currently on display:
·         1646 The History of the Life and Reigne of Richard the Third
·         1674 A Chronicle of the Kings of England
·         1707 A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England
·         1788 The Battle of Bosworth Field between Richard the Third and Henry Earl of Richmond, August 22, 1485.
In addition to these historical works, you may view this treasure:
·         1632 Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (The Second Folio)
These books can be viewed at the History of Science Collections on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library, Monday-Thursday 9 AM -7 PM, Friday 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturday 12-4 PM, through February 28th. For more information, please call (405)325-2741. While there, you may also view the Living Library exhibit, a display of more than 100 works from the History of Science Collections.