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Book submission: Adam Bede

Title: Adam Bede
Author: Eliot, George
Publication date: London, 1906
Library: Sojourner Truth Library
Call number: PR 4656. A1
Submitted by: Samantha Grober
Description:
This volume is bound in cloth with a flat back and a dark green colored top and back. Has various pencil underlined passages that highlight the drama and romance of the narrative. There is gold leaf inscribing the title and the publisher on the book’s spine.

Book submission: Adam Bede

Title: Adam Bede
Author: George Eliot
Publication date: London, 1906
Library: Sojourner Truth Library
Call number: PR 4656. A1
Submitted by: Samantha Grober
Description:
This copy of Adam Bede is from the Everyman’s Library Series and was edited by a man named Ernest Rhys. This book is a cloth bound volume with a flat back and a dark green colored top. Although this volume is old, it doesn’t look like it has been rebound in an point in it’s history. However, the spinal binding is deteriorating around the top part of the novel. This version of Adam Bede also has gold leaf printed on the spine to display the title and the publisher while the cover and back boards are blank. There were a few interesting features, specifically the two title pages inside of the book. They were printed to mimic the Medieval Style of the illuminated manuscripts. One page has a quote from a Sir Philip Sidney commenting something about how this novel will hold children from play and stop old man from going to chimney corners. Fitting, considering the dramatic nature of the narrative. This book isn’t profusely annotated, but it is profusely starred and underlined in pencil (see images). I have read the underlined text multiple times and I can’t fathom any reason for these markings besides the reader was really into the dramatic romance plot. One of the most marked up pages in the text has to do with Hetty deciding to leave home with the Poyser’s and travel to Captain Donnithorne. She is doing this because she is pregnant with his baby and feels like she is being forced to marry Adam Bede so she decides to lie to her family, claiming to go visit Dinah, and instead plans to travel to find Arthur. A few passages that are chocked full of dramatic and romantic content.

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.

Book submission: American Men of Letters: William Hickling Prescott

Title: American Men of Letters: William Hickling Prescott
Author: Ogden Rollo
Publication date: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904
Library: San Jose State University
Call number: PS 2657 05
Submitted by: Alondra Ibarra
Description:
Photograph found on title and publication page.
Annotations found next to title and publication page on the photograph of Mr. Prescott4

Book submission: Complete Works of William Shakespeare Volume 8

Title: Complete Works of William Shakespeare Volume 8
Author: William Shakespeare (Author),‎ Alexander Dyce (Editor)
Publication date: Merrill and Baker London and New York 1880
Library: San Jose State Library (MLK Library)
Call number: PR2753 D91880
Submitted by: Casey Modiri
Description:
#718 out of 1000 registered sets.

An image of a painting by J. Bertrand depicting a scene from Othello called “The Death of Desdemona”.

A piece of wax paper is followed by paintings done by artists or pictures representing specific characters.

Annotations in picture of are page 237: circled words, underlined words and margin writing.