Tyndale Library receives book collection in memory of Diane Garaway
Tyndale library received a treasure trove of about 180 volumes from Bill Garaway and the Nate Wilsons, fifty or so of which are on permanent loan. All the loans and several of the donations are beautifully preserved first or early editions of rare works by Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, Chesterton, and Sayers; also included are secondary writings on the Inklings and Chesterton, as well as several books by Wodehouse, all of which will be enjoyed by the entire NSA community but especially by those in the restructured MA program.
The collection was donated in memory of Diane Garaway, who was one of the foremost collectors of these authors’ works in the U.S. Some of the noteworthy first editions are Tolkien’s translation of the Old English Exodus, Williams’ Taliessin Through Logres, Chesterton’s Resurrection of Rome, and C. S. Lewis’ Boxen. There are many more of equal or greater value, and a complete list of the collection is available upon request.
The early edition copies will be set out on display in the Tyndale Reading Room, and will be available for patrons to enjoy in the library building. The rest of the donations will be shelved with the other works on the Inklings in the library stacks, and will be available for patrons to check out as usual.