Miguel de Benavides Library

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

ESPAÑA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

VOLUME 1: 1492 - 1600

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 971-506-137-0 

 

This volume has been launched on September 27, 2001 at the Conference Hall of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library. This volume has two parts: Part One is the complete listing of the 466 titles arranged in chronological order starting with the only incunabulum in the collection published in 1492 to the end of the sixteenth century. Of the 466 titles listed in Part One, 253 are included in the reports made by Ms. Leila M. Maynard and Mr. Robert M. Strong, internees in the UST Concentration Camp during World War II and which formed Part Two of this volume. Appendices have been included to shed light on the UST Library and on the reports. Several illustrations form an integral part of the book to make it more helpful and attractive.

 

This publication is a tribute to the many selfless laborers who, because of their love for books, have contributed to a unique library in this part of the world.

VOLUME 2, PART 1: 1600-1699

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 971-506-381-4  

 

This is the second volume of the series of catalogues. It has been launched on November 15, 2006 at the Conference Hall of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library. Volume two was originally planned to include the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries collections but due to its extensive coverage, it has been resolved to finally publish the three centuries in separate volumes. The Catalogue has a total of 1,068 entries.

 

The importance of the books included in the seventeenth century lies in the belief that these might have been the textbooks that could have been used during the first century of the University’s existence, that is, ca. 1611-1711.

 

Each entry has complete bibliographic information, with brief description in simple and general terms. For works, which are available in English reference sources, a lengthy discussion of the content has been provided and proper credits are cited. This will be useful since most of the books are in Latin and Spanish and few in Portuguese, French and Italian.Several entries have important notes and features such as ownership marks stamped on the title page or in other parts of the book, which may allow the researchers to trace the origin of a particular volume and who was or were its original owner/s. For the readers to have a better understanding of the different ownership marks used in the books of the seventeenth century, an appendix to that effect has been included.

CATALOGUE OF RARE BOOKS

 

VOLUME 2, PART 2: 1700-1799

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 978-971-506-731-7  

 

This volume is the fourth of a series of catalogues that the University of Santo Tomas has been undertaking. It has a total of 1,551 entries, arranged chronologically.

 

For works available in English reference sources, a longer discussion of the content has been provided and proper credits are cited. This will be useful for those who do not have access to foreign language such as Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, etc.

 

Several entries have important notes or special features, such as ownership marks stamped on the title page or in other parts of the book which may allow the researchers to trace the origin of a particular volume and its first owners.

VOLUME 2, PART 3: 1800-1899

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 978-971-506-731-7  

 

This volume is the fourth of a series of catalogues that the University of Santo Tomas has been undertaking. It has a total of 1,551 entries, arranged chronologically.

 

For works available in English reference sources, a longer discussion of the content has been provided and proper credits are cited. This will be useful for those who do not have access to foreign language such as Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, etc.

 

Several entries have important notes or special features, such as ownership marks stamped on the title page or in other parts of the book which may allow the researchers to trace the origin of a particular volume and its first owners.

VOLUME 3, PART 1: Filipiniana (1610-1945)

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 971-506-323-3  

 

The UST Filipiniana rare collection is considered one of the richest of its kind in the Philippines. It is a repository of story books created by great minds pertaining to the culture and civilization of the Philippines, the land and its people, history, language and literature, arts and sciences, commerce and industry, government and politics, religion and philosophy.

 

This volume has been launched on November 15, 2006 at the Conference Hall of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library. This catalogue has been published to facilitate research in Filipiniana rare collection. Entries are by authors arranged alphabetically with the physical description of the materials, number of copies available in the UST Library and the present condition of the books. Annotations for each entry have also been provided in order to guide the researchers in his quest for the contents. The last part of the catalogue is the list of books with “no dates”.

 

Appendices are also included:

(A) Reprints;

(B) Photocopies;

(C) Bibliography of the UST Internment Camp; and

(D) Brief history of the UST Printing Press.

 

Author and Title indexes are added together with some interesting illustrations to make the book more informative and attractive.

 

This volume is published as part of the research project of the UST Library in commemoration with the 400th anniversary celebration of the University of Santo Tomas in 2011.

Volume 4, Part 1: (earliest up to 1945)

Editor: Fr. Angel Aparicio O.P.  |  ISBN 978-971-506-732-4  

 

Journalism in the Philippines played an indispensable role at a time when the nation was being conceived and born; it directed the course of events, energized the intellectual life of the people, and kept the burning light of independence alive. (Teodoro M. Kalaw)

 

These newspapers preserved by the University are very fragile and brittle and are kept in the Heritage Section of the Library. Some are available in microfilm, others in digital format.

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