Tag Archives: Annotation

Book submission: The Founders Of Geology

Title: The Founders Of Geology
Author: Geikie, Archibald
Publication date: Macmillan And Co, London, 1897
Library: Northumbria University Library
Call number: 07500 838647
Submitted by: Nicholas Whitbread
Description:
The condition of this book was in a slightly poor condition, this could be the result of the book’s age. The unique features of this book include folds at the top of the page from previous readers of the book marking pages, what make this interesting is that they are evidently old marks as lines from the fold have stained the other pages. Although this book has been placed in many libraries, a pare of initials at the top of the 2nd page (CK) implies it was once privately owned. In addition, there are a number of pages throughout the book which have been annotated by a pencil in the margin, these marks include simple lines and arrows pointing to the the bottom of the page. There is also a series of numbers next to the details of the books author and publication, this is a result of someone attempting to reference the books details by numbering the order in which to reference the books information.

Book submission: The Trojan Woman

Title: The Trojan Woman
Author: Euripides
Publication date: New York, 1915
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: PA3975.T8.M8
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book is another member of the Lehman Engel collection at Millsaps College. The Jackson-born playwright annotated this copy of a Euripides play.

Book submission: The Medea

Title: The Medea
Author: Euridipes
Publication date: New York, 1912
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: PA3975.M4.M8
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book was a part of Lehman Engel Collection at Millsaps College, a library donated to the school by the Jackson-born playwright Lehman Engel. This copy contains lots of annotation about the play from Engel himself.

Book submission: Journal of the Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle

Title: Journal of the Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle
Author: Darwin, Charles
Publication date: New York, 1880
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: QH11.D2
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book contains lots of annotation in the margins of the text.

Book submission: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself

Title: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself
Author: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Publication date: London, 1907
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: B580.R4
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
There is gift inscription at the beginning of the book, dated 1927. Aside from some notation within the text, the only other noteworthy handwriting in the book is an odd line written on the very back page of the book.

Book submission: The Earliest Life of Christ Being the Diatessaron of Tatian

Title: The Earliest Life of Christ Being the Diatessaron of Tatian
Author: Tatianus
Publication date: Edinburgh, 1894
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: BS2550.T2A3
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
Features an ownership tag and some annotation within the text

Book submission: The Poetical Works of John Milton

Title: The Poetical Works of John Milton
Author: John Milton
Publication date: New York, [1885?]
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: PR3550.L68x
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book contains an inscription at the beginning which details the ownership. It is noteworthy that, although there is no publication date printed within the book, someone wrote the year ‘1886’ in the front of the book. A flower is also pressed within the pages of the book.

Book submission: Later Essays 1917-1920

Title: Later Essays 1917-1920
Author: Dobson, Austin
Publication date: 1921
Library: Arizona State University Hayden Library
Call number: PR441.D57
Submitted by: Dana Tait
Description:
Possible own inscription: “Augustine Birrell, March 10th, 1921/ Dies dolorosa – 1915.” Also includes a listing of other works by Dobson on reverse of page. If it is the same Augustine Birrell, he was Chief Secretary for Ireland (1907-1916). The “Dies dolorosa – 1915” inscription could refer to the struggles he faced that year with World War I, the Irish uprisings and his wife Eleanor’s death.

Book submission: Lucian – Selected Writings

Title: Lucian – Selected Writings
Author: Allinson, Francis Greenleaf
Publication date: Boston, 1905
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: PA4230.A3
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book, we believe, was used as a text for a class on our campus in the early 1900s. It features many latin translations, as well as a great deal of annotation, ostensibly made by the student who used this copy. Other traces of note include a bizarre, white-supremacist quote on the back page, as well as some sketches and doodles drawn on large spaces on some pages.

Book submission: D. Iunii Iuvenalis Satirae

Title: D. Iunii Iuvenalis Satirae
Author: John Delaware Lewis
Publication date: 1882, New York
Library: Van Wylen Library, Hope College
Call number: PA 6446 .A2 1882 v.1
Submitted by: Kellyanne Fitzgerald and Kaitlyn Rustemeyer
Description:
Latin and English book with marginalia from a Hope College student between 1890-1906. Contains an ad from the Holland Sentinel with identifying information that narrowed the year to 1890-1906, as well as a deposit slip from the First State Bank.

Book submission: Life of Hallock

Title: Life of Hallock
Author: Yale, Cyrus
Publication date: New York, 1854
Library: Alderman Library at the University of Virginia
Call number: BX7260.H15
Submitted by: Kristin Jensen
Description:
Transcription of annonation: “I think of you every day and you cannot tell how much I feel your absence — one of the calamities of this [illegible] world is that we do not sufficiently value our mercies [?] till they are taken from us–”

Book submission: Walachische Mahrchen

Title: Walachische Mahrchen
Author: Schott, Arthur and Albert
Publication date: Stuttgart und Tubingen
Library: Columbia University (Butler Library)
Call number: 398.3 Sch6
Submitted by: Tara Key
Description:
This volume is enriched in two ways. It was donated to Columbia by Nathaniel L. Britton, co-founder of the Bronx Botanical Gardens. It is signed by an earlier owner on the title page, but, more important, bound in the back are about ten pages of notes that purport to be corrections to the text.

Arthur Schott, described as a geologist, poet, artist and musician, came to American shortly after this book was published and participated in the 1851 survey of the Texas/Mexico border (see Report on the United States and Mexico Boundary Survey Washington : C. Wendell, printer,, 1857), doing the stunning drawings contained within. They were somewhat controversial (in view of being in an official publication) for being slightly emotional in style. One plate is attached below.

Upon his death in 1875 the National Republican (Washington, D.C.) said: ” His knowledge was vast and profound, his accomplishments, particularly as a musician and draughtsman, accurate and agreeable…He was attractive and attaching as a companion, and his character generally was in every respect praiseworthy.”