Veterinary Medicine Rare Books Collection

Veterinary Medicine Rare Books Collection

This collection, originally housed at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine Library, is comprised of over 1,100 rare veterinary medicine books and memorabilia including The Rosen Collection of Veterinary Medicine History.

Dr. Jack Rosen collected veterinary medicine books and memorabilia for over 30 years and donated his private collection to the Veterinary Medicine Library in 2004. The Rosen Collection of Veterinary Medicine History consists of approximately 500 books, journals, newsletters, family records, offprints, pamphlets, clippings, certificates, and awards reflecting the history of veterinary medicine and agriculture from the early 16th to mid-20th centuries, both in North America and Europe. The oldest book in the collection is a 1528 printing of Libri de re rustica (The Books of Country Life), an anthology of ancient Greek and Roman agricultural manuscripts. This copy has been re-bound and is in perfect condition.

A title search for "The Rosen Collection of Veterinary Medicine History" in the library catalogue will generate a list of materials found in this collection.