Buckley, Elsie Finnimore. Children of the Dawn: old tales of Greece. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1908. King's Land Collection, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
This image is part of a Flickr set titled, "A walk through the stacks: The King's Land Collection", created by Burns Library Reference & Archives Specialist Shelley Barber.
These images in this set are covers of books originally from the personal library of the Hilaire Belloc family, from their home, "King's Land", in West Sussex, England. Belloc (1870-1953) and his wife Elodie Hogan Belloc (1868-1914) raised five children at King's Land: Louis, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Hilary and Peter. The 60 books depicted here are a very small sampling of a collection of over 5,000 titles. The Bellocs' library is owned by the John J. Burns Library of Boston College and is known as the King's Land Collection. It was acquired in the early 1980s through the efforts of former University Librarian Thomas F. O'Connell.
As always, we encourage anyone interested to visit the John J. Burns Library Reading Room to use these, or any, of our holdings!
The books housed in the John J. Burns Library are organized according to specific subject areas and/or collection names in closed stacks. Burns staff members retrieve books for you to look at in the Burns Library Reading Room.
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Many Burns Library book collections have collection names that you can use to search in the Catalog. To search these collections, go to Advanced Search, change the "Anywhere in record" drop-down menu to "Local Collection Name," and enter the name of the collection. Local collections at Burns include, but are not limited to: