Category Archives: Books

Book submission: Complete Works of Robert Burns

Title: Complete Works of Robert Burns
Author: Burns, Robert
Publication date: New York 1860
Library: Ryerson University Library
Call number: PR4300.1860.N4
Submitted by: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
Description:
Gift Inscription January 1866: Mark Gould to Miss Carrie Boynton, with flourish
Ownership inscription on title page: Elanor Dumler (?) 1932
Signature “Mrs J F Boardman” on interior illustration, “The Jolly Beggars”

Book submission: The Poems of Oscar Wilde

Title: The Poems of Oscar Wilde
Author: Wilde, Oscar
Publication date: Boston, 1909
Library: Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, Rosemont College
Call number: PR 5814 1909
Submitted by: Tim Jackson
Description:
Mary Isabelle O’Sullivan, 1911:
January 13th
1854-1900 (November 30th)
“Verbis meis addere nihil audebant et super
illos stillabat eloquium meum. Job xxix., 22.”

Book submission: Mr Punch’s Victorian Era: An Illustrated Chronicle of Fifty Years of the Reign of Her Majesty The Queen

Title: Mr Punch’s Victorian Era: An Illustrated Chronicle of Fifty Years of the Reign of Her Majesty The Queen
Author: Lemon, Mark (“Mr Punch”)
Publication date: London, 1888
Library: Northumbria University City Campus Library
Call number: 741.594 2 PUN
Submitted by: Tom Dixon
Description:
A book detailing the first 50 years of Queen Victoria’s reign, published in her Golden Jubilee year. Comes with commenary and illustrations from the famous “Punch” Magazine.

Book submission: The Boy Knight

Title: The Boy Knight
Author: Henty, G.A.
Publication date: 1890
Library: Texas A&M University-Evans Library
Call number: PZ 7 H4 Bo
Submitted by: Stephanie Lopez
Description:
This book is unique because it has two different sets of marginalia.
The set crossed out reads: “To Jesse, With Merry Xmas tidings. 1899. Aussie.”
The second set is: “Miss Mary Davies 84 Lippencott St. Toronto Ontario”
The address from the second set of marginalia is now a school, I cannot determine whether it is the same one but it is still furthering education.

Book submission: Mr. Midshipman easy : The travels and adventures of Monsieur Violet

Title: Mr. Midshipman easy : The travels and adventures of Monsieur Violet
Author: Marryat, Frederick
Publication date: 1896
Library: Texas A&M University-Evans Library
Call number: PR 4973 A15
Submitted by: Stephanie Lopez
Description:
“John S. Stuart
1119 Main St.
Houston, Texas”
This address no longer exists, there is now a metro road going through where this address once was.

Book submission: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Title: Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Author: Beeson, Ernest
Publication date: 1924
Library: Texas A&M University-Evans Library
Call number: PZ 8 G882 B44
Submitted by: Stephanie Lopez
Description:
There is a sticker that states from the collection of Carroll Dee Laverty June 2006. She was a former student at Texas A&M University and has unfortunately passed. There is a marginalia that she seemed to have written. “Carroll Laverty 2525 Ash st. Denver, Colorado” This address does not exist, so my assumption of what it says could be incorrect.

Book submission: The Foundling Prince and Other Tales From the Roumanian

Title: The Foundling Prince and Other Tales From the Roumanian
Author: Harris, Julia Collie
Publication date: 1917
Library: Texas A&M University-Evans Library
Call number: PZ 8 I85 F
Submitted by: Stephanie Lopez
Description:
“N. E. Woodward,
with the affectionate regards and his friend, Julia Collie Harris.
Dec 25, 1919.”

This book is signed by the author.