A few months back, as part of our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Loeb Classical Library, we asked you to show us your Loebs. And you did! We’ve been receiving submissions from around the world. Take a look!
Before we get to the photos we have this fantastic video, from our friends at Blackwell Classics in Oxford:
Loeb at First sight, indeed!
Another great surprise: last week the online literary magazine The Rumpus featured a really terrific illustrated documentary on the San Francisco Public Library by the artist Wendy MacNaughton. You should definitely read the whole thing, but first check out the Loebs!
As the caption indicates, the Loebs in the piece illustrate the fact that the overwhelming majority of resources housed in libraries still aren’t available digitally. Digital Loebs? We’re working on it, actually.
From drawings of San Francisco to photographs of Turkey. The well-loved set of Loebs below is housed in the Main Library of the Faculty of Letters at Istanbul University.
And this hardworking set lives in Colorado College’s Tutt Library:
On to personal libraries. The shot below is of the home library of James Hankins, Professor of History at Harvard, and General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, another of our facing-page translation libraries. Right side, second from the bottom, note the custom-built Loeb-size shelf!
And this one comes to us from Steven D. Smith, Assistant Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Hofstra University. A fire, a dog, a bottle of wine, and a Loeb volume? Heaven for classicists. (The TV is but a slight nod to modernity.)
And, of course, we’ve heard from booksellers. Here are the Loebs at Labyrinth Books in Princeton (and note the I Tatti volumes on top of the bookcase):
At Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road in London:
This smart string of Loebs was spotted at the year-old Newbury Street location of Raven Used Books in Boston:
And, finally, from what we’re guessing must’ve been a meeting of the Future Classicists Club, an adorable shot from the Harvard COOP:
A huge, huge thanks to everyone who has sent in pictures. Keep them coming, please! The address is hup_promo[at]harvard.edu