Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 190 pages. Second edition, revised. Edited by Nancy H. Burkett and John B. Hench and a foreword by Jill Ker Conway. Illustrated. READ MORE about UNDER ITS GENEROUS DOME, THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
In Nineteenth Century
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New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. large 8vo. cloth. (ii),ix,(iii),1030; (iv),1061-2188; (iv),655+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Burt Franklin reprint (their Bibliography and Reference series, no.47) of the original 1870 and 1877 works published by the South Kensington Museum in London. See Besterman 523 for the original. In the 1860's, the Kensington Museum decided to publish a kind of union catalogue of "books on art," based on library holdings in England and elsewhere. To be included were books... READ MORE about UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON ART, VOL.I A-K / VOL.2 L-Z / VOL.III SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME
Cologny-Geneve: Foundation Martin Bodmer, 1977. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 104, (2) pages. First edition. List of autographed manuscripts from the collection of Martin Bodmer at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Separated into British writers, American writers, Miscellanea, and John Augustine Daly. Several facsimile of manuscripts interspersed. Indexed. READ MORE about ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS IN THE BODMERIANA
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Inside hinges cracked. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Covers age darkened and with small crack along front hinge at top. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2010. 8.5 x 11.5. hardcover, dust jacket. 322 pages. Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin. The text of Baldwin's diary is a virtual trip back in time, and this edition with its lively illustrations and helpful identification of the hundreds of people he meets along the way, takes the reader back into Massachusetts in the years between 1829 and 1835. Numerous illustrations and pictures expand the descriptions Baldwin gives readers... READ MORE about A PLACE IN MY CHRONICLE: A NEW EDITION OF THE DIARY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BALDWIN, 1829-1835
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.3, MARCH 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: B. Hicks on Nancy Drew books, G. Dibert-Himes on the library of Schloss Corvey in Germany, B.G. Henneke on old ship's logbooks, J.G. Schiller on the early publishing history of the Paul Bunyan tales, T. Conway on James Michener, G. and M. Green on the Little Blue Books of the 1920's and 30's, N. Basbanes on... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.7, JULY 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J.S. Murray on 19th-century book canvassers in America, C. Pelayo on the private library of her great-uncle Menéndez Pelayo, G. Menzies on memoirs of aristocratic Russian émigrés, P. Dininny on Kenny's Bookshop in Galway, R. Meador on Orson Well's 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, N. Basbanes on the bookseller P. Juvelis, AND MUCH MORE..... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 4, NO.1, JAN., 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Ramsland on A. Camus, B. Roismann-Cooper on the private press printer Gloria Stuart (who learned printing from Ward Ritchie and is at the moment better known for her role in a recent movie), S. Stipe on "the book that ruined Kate Chopin's career," B. Hicks on Powell's Books in Portland, N. Basbanes on the London Library, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Birmingham: Printed by Josiah Allen, (1873). 8vo. original paper wrappers. (iv), 166 pages. Some nineteenth century library markings. Front wrapper detached. READ MORE about SUPPLEMENT TO CATALOGUE, FROM 1863 TO NOVEMBER 1873
Empfohlenen Buecher für das Jahr 1885.
Köln: J. P. Bachem, 1884. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 170 pages. Empfohlenen Buecher für das Jahr 1885. Written in German. With 7411 entries of books recommended by the society. Wear, tears, paper loss on extremities, lower half of spine missing, upper half taped, soiled, large diagonal tear on back cover (taped), front cover page partially stuck to title page. READ MORE about VERZEICHNIS DER VON DEM VEREIN VOM H. KARL BORROMÄUS
Boston: Published by the Trustees, 1898-99. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. xii,176 pages; xii,164 pages. 2 volumes. Annual list of books added to the Boston Public Library, selected from the monthly bulletins, Vol. 1, 1896-97, Vol. 2, 1897-98, with a synopsis of classification. Over ten thousand titles were selected from more than fifteen thousand listed in the bulletins, the proportion of books in the fine arts being the largest. Ex-library copy from the... READ MORE about ANNUAL LIST OF NEW AND IMPORTANT BOOKS ADDED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1984. 8vo. cloth. v, 272 pages. First edition. Volume Six of the Great Bibliographers Series. Biography of this librarian - bibliographer followed by a bibliography of his writings and excerpts from his works. READ MORE about HENRY BRADSHAW, 1831-1886
Chicago: American Library Association, 1940. 8vo. cloth. (x), 104, (2) pages. First edition. A biography of this well-known Cleveland librarian. Ex library copy with markings. READ MORE about PORTRAIT OF A LIBRARIAN WILLIAM HOWARD BRETT
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1963. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 14 pages. Reprinted from the Proceedings. READ MORE about CLARENCE SAUNDERS BRIGHAM 1877-1963
London: Printed by Order of the Trustees [of the Museum], 1849. large 4to. all but disbound. (iv), 514 pages. Between the publication of the 1782 Ayscough catalogue and the inception of the Index to the Additions in 1836, the British Museum acquired about 5,000 manuscripts or manuscript sets. The Index to the Additions was not retroactive, and manuscript acquisitions from 1783 through 1835 had, therefore, no coverage in any printed catalogue until this gap was... READ MORE about INDEX TO THE ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPTS, WITH THOSE OF THE EGERTON COLLECTION, PRESERVED IN THE...
(London: British Museum, 1818). 4to. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Interesting accounting statement issued by the British Museum (Thomas Keith, Accountant) giving full details of the costs and income of the Museum. With month by month attendance records for seven years present in table form. Appears to be removed from some other document although the titling information is printed in a way that would appear as the front cover when folded. READ MORE about BRITISH MUSEUM. ACCOUNTS, ESTIMATE, AND NUMBER OF PERSONS ADMITTED
London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1834-1840. Folio. disbound. (iv),viii,168 pages and 8 leaves of plates; (ii),vi,(ii),159+(1) followed by (4) leaves of plates; (iv),234 pages. 3 volumes. First editions. A catalogue of the illuminated manuscripts from the Arundel and Burney collections in the British Museum. Antiquary Thomas, Earl of Arundel (1592-1646), collected more than 500 manuscript volumes, many of which relate to English History. He was an early supporter of Inigo Jones and friend... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. NEW SERIES
London: Printed by Order of the Trustees [of the Museum], 1849. large 4to. original grained cloth. (iv), 514 pages. Between the publication of the 1782 Ayscough catalogue and the inception of the Index to the Additions in 1836, the British Museum acquired about 5,000 manuscripts or manuscript sets. The Index to the Additions was not retroactive, and manuscript acquisitions from 1783 through 1835 had, therefore, no coverage in any printed catalogue until this gap was... READ MORE about INDEX TO THE ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPTS, WITH THOSE OF THE EGERTON COLLECTION, PRESERVED IN THE...
9 volumes. With eight additional volumes for 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836-1838 (Printed Books), 1836-1839 (Natural Hisstory, Antiquities and Prints), 1841-1845 (manuscripts), 1854-1875, (manuscripts volume II of II only).
London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1833-1877. 8vo. two volumes in original paper-covered boards, last volume in original publiusher's cloth, others in later library buchram. Various paginations. 9 volumes. With eight additional volumes for 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836-1838 (Printed Books), 1836-1839 (Natural Hisstory, Antiquities and Prints), 1841-1845 (manuscripts), 1854-1875, (manuscripts volume II of II only). Ninteenth century library markings. Boards detached with spines lacking on three volumes. READ MORE about LIST OF ADDITIONS MADE TO THE COLLECTIONS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM
London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1859. 8vo. original cloth. xxxi, 413 pages and tipped-in foldout. First edition. The 1857 opening of the British Museum's new building, with the domed reading room first sketched by A. Panizzi in 1852, was followed by the first edition of this work in 1859. The preface by John Winter Jones (1805-1881), then Panizzi's assistant and later Librarian after his retirement, discussed the history of public access to the British... READ MORE about LIST OF THE BOOKS OF REFERENCE IN THE READING ROOM OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM
London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (of the British Museum), 1886. 8vo. cloth. vi, 611+(1) pages. First printing. Alphabetical listing by author, with subject index, covering mostly contemporary works. Tear in cloth along back hinge and across part of spine. READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS PLACED IN THE GALLERIES IN THE READING ROOM OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM
London: British Museum, 1881. small 8vo. original cloth (disbound). 105+(1) pages. With an introductory note by George Bullen. Covers detached; ex library copy. READ MORE about HAND-LIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CLASSIFIED CATALOGUES, AND INDEXES PLACED IN THE READING ROOM OF THE...
(London): H.M.S.O., 1850. folio. blue binders cloth, original paper wrappers bound-in; contemporary half calf with cloth-covered boards and original paper wrappers bound-in. iv, 823+(1); 172 pages. 2 volumes. Despite the huge advances in the development of the British Museum and Library since the beginning of the century, there was still a great deal of public hostility to the manner in which the institution was administered - a situation no doubt compounded by bitter inter-departmental rivalries... READ MORE about REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE...