Julius Held Collection of Rare Books

Art historian Julius Held amassed a notable collection of illustrated rare books over the course of his lengthy and distinguished career. The volumes represent a variety of Professor Held’s many interests, including travel, natural history, and the early history of art. Spanning 300 years of scholarship, the collection includes illustrations by Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, Anthony van Dyck, and Annibale Carracci.