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"Vanderbilt Acquires Baudelaire Masterpiece"
Acorn Chronicle, Fall 2004

"Wachs Collection is First Class"
Acorn Chronicle, Fall 2004

"Vanderbilt Holdings: A Small Matter"
Vanderbilt Magazine, Fall 2004

Important Acquisitions

In April 2005, with generous funding provided by the Friends of the Library, the Bandy Center secured perhaps its greatest collecting coup ever: an exceedingly rare, complete first-edition copy of Baudelaire's masterpiece, Les Fleurs du Mal, in excellent condition. The acquisition marks a major milestone: the 3 million and first volume for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library collection.

Baudelaire, Charles. Les Fleurs du mal. Paris: Poulet-Malassis et De Broise, 1857.