For the month of August, a rare book 'Mithridates' by Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) is on display outside the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room on the second floor of Maynooth University Library.
Conrad Gessner (1516-1565), Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, a man of enormous output and energy, who in 1555 had Mithridates printed in his native Zürich. It reflects the contemporary thinking on languages. Gessner wanted to find out how the vernacular languages had evolved, their connections and distinctions.
There will also be a special blog post next week about this rare book on our MU Library Treasures blog; https://mulibrarytreasures.wordpress.com/