Book submission: Chinese Porcelain

Title: Chinese Porcelain
Author: Gulland, W. G.
Publication date: London, 1899
Library: Walters Art Museum Research Library (general stacks)
Call number: F72 / 3 / G97
Submitted by: Diane Bockrath
Book with binder’s note tucked inside:

Please bind in 1/2
green morocco, gilt top–
other edges rasped
Letter on back

Chinese Porcelain
W.G. Gulland
London 1899

Jos. Ruzieaka [Ruzicka]
106 Clay Street

Bind strongly. leaves & plates
well secured
for Walters Gallery
May 9, 1913

Book submission: Nova Testamentum

Title: Nova Testamentum
Author: Leaden, Johannesburg
Publication date: Philadelphia, 1806
Library: Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Call number: BS1965 1806
Submitted by: Shaunna Hunter
Description: Ownership inscriptions of Gessner Harrison (1807- 1862) and his son Peachy Rush Harrison (b.1839), with rubbings of coins dated 1781, pencil notes, and other markings. Gessner Harrison was the fifth student to enroll at the University of Virginia and went on to become a professor of ancient languages there. More here

Book submission: The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll

Title: The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll
Author: Ingersoll, Robert
Publication date: New York, 1929
Library: Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Call number: AC8.I6 1929 V.1
Submitted by: David Grant Smith
Volume one of the Dresden Memorial Edition of Robert G. Ingersoll’s works. Cancelled check, signed by Ingersoll, tipped in. Made out to Drake Parker & Co. for $170 on October 20, 1891.

Book submission: Macdonald College Magazine

Title: Macdonald College Magazine

Author: Macdonald College.
Publication date: Ste Anne de Bellevue : Macdonald College, 1911-1932.
Library: McGill University Library
Call number:
Submitted by: Sarah Severson
Flowers found in the pages of the Macdonald College Magazine – volume XII, No.4, April-May 1920. p. 236 – 237.

Book submission: Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C. S. A.

Title: Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C. S. A.
Author: Duke, Basil Wilson
Publication date: Garden City, 1911
Library: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Call number: E470 .D89 1911
Submitted by: Steve Cox
Personal account of Confederate General Basil W. Duke and his Civil War experiences. Duke was also the brother-in-law of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This book is part of a collection of books given the university in the early 1950s by a local collector of Southern imprints, and who was noted for inserting items in her books, such as news clippings, letters, notes. Included in this is a carte de visite, pasted in of John Hunt Morgan, and tipped in the back is a 1916 letter written by General Duke to Chattanooga attorney, Charles McGuffey (nephew of McGuffey Readers William Holmes McGuffey, giving a second-hand account of the death of General Morgan. Unfortunately, the book was processed back in the day before rare and valuable books got any special treatment.

Book submission: Poems by a Collegian

Title: Poems by a Collegian
Author: Anonymous
Publication date: Charlottesville, 1833
Library: Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Call number:
Submitted by: Brandon Walsh
Inscription Inside Cover:
John Staige, John Staige Davises books novbr 20th

Inscription Inside Back Cover:
I own this book
est meum
touch not this mine honest friend
for fear the gallows be your end

Rubbings of early 19th-century coins on free endpaper.

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