The Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Rare Books was formed following the First World War from two private endowments and augmented by numerous donations and purchases. Architectural treatises from the Renaissance to the 18th century are at the core of the Blackader-Lauterman Collection. First and early editions of Vitruvius, Alberti, Serlio, Palladio, Scamozzi, Vasari, Vignola, du Cerceau, Blondel, Perrault, and Ledoux are among the most important titles. Other strengths of the Blackader-Lauterman Collection are modernism and the avant-garde, including a number of original journals and publishing series from the first half of the twentieth century, such as Alfred Stieglitz's pioneering Camera Work, the Bauhausbücher and E. Tériade's Verve. Records for the holdings are in the McGill Library on-line catalogue.