Tag Archives: Date

Book submission: Markof

Title: Markof
Author: Greville, Henry
Publication date: 306 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 1900
Library: Ohio University Alden Library
Call number: 9080121
Submitted by: Mason Love
Description:
This book is filled with a bunch of readers signatures. I found them throughout the whole book, but mainly on the title page! I was surprised to find this book in such good condition for being over a hundred years old! The earliest signature from a reader that I found was from 1930. I hope this brings you as much joy as it did me.

Book submission: Carthage and the Carthaginians

Title: Carthage and the Carthaginians
Author: Smith, R. Bosworth
Publication date: London, 1916
Library: Alden Library at Ohio University
Call number: DT168 .S65 1916x
Submitted by: Casey Machenheimer
Description:
The marginalia is found on one of the front endpapers (the recto side of the frontispiece). It is signed by a previous owner, C. N. Crawford (sp?) in Rio 1919. Crawford proceeds to list four separate quotes that potentially could be from the book itself, but could also be from an outside source. However, this is unclear, since Crawford does not cite the quotes.

Book submission: La Mare au Diable

Title: La Mare au Diable
Author: George Sand
Publication date: Edinburgh, 1930
Library: D. H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University
Call number: PQ2408A10
Submitted by: Erika G.
Description:
According to the bookplate, this book came to the D. H. Hill Library via the library of Dr. George Rosen (1910-1977), a physician and professor at Columbia and Yale. However, the book’s original owner appears to be Rev. Seymour St. John (1912-2006), whose name is written in pencil on the opposite page. St. John was a longstanding and popular headmaster at the Choate School in Wallingford, CT, a school which he attended and where he was preceded as headmaster by his father. Based on the book’s publication date and the dates written on the inside cover, this copy of La Mare au Diable may have been one of St. John’s schoolbooks during his final year at Choate. It appears that one of St. John’s peers decided to tease him, because underneath the library card, someone wrote, “[Seymour St. John] is a gross procrastinator and prevoracator [sic].” St. John’s signature also appears on the back cover of the book.

Book submission: The Vision of Dante Alighieri

Title: The Vision of Dante Alighieri
Author: Translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary
Publication date: London, 1910
Library: D.H. Hill Library at NC State
Call number: PQ4315-C37
Submitted by: Taylor Wolford
Description:
The first page of the book before the cover page is signed by a previous owner Clarence Poe and dated December 19, 1910 with the location included as Singapore. In the bottom-left hand corner, there is a publishing sticker from Methodist Publishing House Printers, Publishers, & Booksellers with the address Stamford Road Cor. Armenian Street, Singapore. There is another page in the book that includes notes and themes from the text.

Book submission: Poems and Dramas of Lord Byron

Title: Poems and Dramas of Lord Byron
Author: Byron, George Gordon
Publication date: Chicago 1889
Library: University of S Carolina Irvin Dept of Rare Books and Special Collections
Call number: PR 4350.E89
Submitted by: J Britton
Description:
Card with image and text inserted between third and fourth cantos of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
Card shows map of Persia, image of ‘native carpet readers, and another of ‘diving for pearls.’ ‘Grind your own coffee at home’ text on reverse.

Book submission: Pocket Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: Pocket Robert Louis Stevenson
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Publication date: London, 1903
Library: University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper
Call number: PR 5482.P6 1903
Submitted by: J Britton
Description:
Extensive markings and ownersip inscription by W. Orniston Roy, whose major collection of Scottish literature is the foundation of USC’s Scottish lit collection.

Book submission: The Doctrine of Salvation by Faith Proved; Or, an Answer to the Important Question, What Must I Do to Be Saved?

Title: The Doctrine of Salvation by Faith Proved; Or, an Answer to the Important Question, What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Author: Clarke, Adam
Publication date: Baltimore, 1818
Library: Millsaps College Library
Call number: BT753.C43x
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
The first page contains an ownership inscription dated 1854, the ink of which soaks onto the next page.

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.