John Mustain

“It’s a lavish volume that captures the grand details of the coronation of England’s King James II, which took place on April 23, 1685, the feast of St. George, England’s patron saint. The book is renowned for its grand engraved plates covering all aspects of the coronation, from the members of the procession, images of the royal regalia, the coronation feast (the very extensive menu is included!), and the royal fireworks (these last had to be postponed, “by the reason of the great fatigue of the day”).

John Mustain, Curator of Rare Books; Curator of Classics

John has worked at Stanford for 36 years, and his favorite Stanford memory is meeting his wife. His interests include gardening, reading, baseball, and spending time with his grandkids.

What’s his favorite spot on campus? “Green Library; after 35 years here, parts of it are like a second home. The best part of my job is seeing the titles that I acquire for the library enrich the academic experience of our faculty and students.”

Photographed in Green Library on April 22, 2016.