Category Archives: Books

Book submission: Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

Title: Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson
Author: Pancoast, Henry
Publication date: New York, 1899
Library: Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz
Call number: PR1175 .P35
Submitted by: Nicole Short
Description:
Includes name inscription of Amy Louise Abel, 1910 graduate of Plainfield High School, NJ. Most notes presumably made by Miss Abel in pencil on blank pages at the beginning and end of the book. Most center thematically around God/religious outlooks on life. Typed insert of an Anna Bartlett Warner poem (and introduction) inside front cover dated 1915. Pages 331-357 are missing. Donated to the SUNY New Paltz library by Mr. Dubois LeFevere, a man descended from two of the French Huguenot families (both Dubois and LeFevere) that originally founded New Paltz in the 1700’s.

Book submission: Coleridge’s Notes, theological, political, and miscellaneous

Title: Coleridge’s Notes, theological, political, and miscellaneous
Author: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor & Coleridge, Derwent (ed.)
Publication date: London, 1853
Library: Arizona State University Hayden Library
Call number: PR4480.N6x 1853
Submitted by: Sydney Lines
Description:
Inscription on title page written by Derwent Coleridge, editor and son of S.T. Coleridge.

Book submission: Thankful Blossom

Title: Thankful Blossom
Author: Bret Harte
Publication date: Boston and New York, 1892
Library: Ohio University Library
Call number:
Submitted by: Emily King
Description:
On page 13 there is parenthesis around a sentence, done in pencil. On page 55 there is marginalia that says “snow sleet rain”, which is also done in pencil.

Book submission: The Book of the Dead

Title: The Book of the Dead
Author: Boker, George H.
Publication date: Philadelphia, 1882
Library: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Call number:
Submitted by: Kevin McMullen
Description:
A book of poems that contained veiled critiques and jabs at various people in Philadelphia society. The previous owner has gone through and identified the people being ridiculed, writing their names in the margins, and a few cases including brief biographies of them.

Book submission: Widow Bedott Papers

Title: Widow Bedott Papers
Author: Frances M. Whitcher
Publication date: 1883
Library: Love Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Call number:
Submitted by: Andrew Jewell
Description:
Contains an inscription by a librarian explaining the value of the book to the University’s earliest students

Book submission: The Diaries of William Charles Macready

Title: The Diaries of William Charles Macready
Author: William Charles Macready
Publication date: New York, 1912
Library: Ryerson Library
Call number: PN2598.M3 A3 1912 v. 1
Submitted by: Marion Grant (Group 4)
Description:
A collection of diary entries from William Charles Macready’s life dating from 1833- 1851. It was edited by William Toynbee and published in two volumes.