The Rosenbach was founded in 1954 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother, Philip. Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation's most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers' own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin's First Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce's Ulysses. The collection is continuously growing, including the addition of the papers of poet Marianne Moore, and Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula.
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