Tag Archives: Ownership inscription

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: Wilmot’s Notes

Title: Wilmot’s Notes
Author: Wilmot, John Eardley
Publication date: London, 1802
Library: Northumbria University City Campus Libray
Call number:
Submitted by: Jack Bonnar
Description:
The traces are five names that appear on the title page. Four of which are written in ink and one is written in pencil. All names have been crossed out with one line through the name. Possibly the names of previous owners who crossed out the last name before adding theirs, until the book was given to the Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic Library and subsequently got into Northumbria’s later on.

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 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: A Handbook for Travelers in Japan

Title: A Handbook for Travelers in Japan
Author: Chamberlain, Basil Hall
Publication date: London, 1903
Library: Millsaps College Libary
Call number: DS805C44X
Submitted by: Students of Millsaps Course – What is the Future of the Book?
Description:
This book contains a signature which shows a mark of ownership. This book also contains an atlas of Japan, and also clippings from a newspaper article.

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.

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