Dean S. Edmonds, Jr. & the Blaise Pascal Rare Book Collection


This exhibition celebrates the life of Boston University professor, physicist, entrepreneur, and longtime Friends of the Libraries member Dean S. Edmonds, Jr. by displaying a selection of rare books by French philosopher and physicist Blaise Pascal.

The collection, donated by Prof. Edmonds in 1967, was formed over a period of years by his mother, bibliophile and Pascal scholar Mary Arms Edmonds. The collection features over a hundred and fifty books by and about Blaise Pascal and features rare early editions of the Les Provinciales, ou les lettres ecrites par Louis de Montalte a un Provincial de ses Amis and Pensees de M. Pascal. The exhibition also features contemporary printings of Pascal's other works, the various collected editions, and early translations and secondary sources.

This exhibition is no longer on display.

Blaise Pascal