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Codex to Code - The History of the Book

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Below is a list of the books and other items we have called up in our visits to Rare Books and Special Collections. There are also, in some cases, some related items that I considered but in the end didn't call up because of space concerns, but I'm including them here because you might be interested in material related to what we have seen.

I will update this list as the course goes on.

 

Manuscripts and related material, January 27 and 29

  • Tusculanae disputationes; 15th century Italian MS PA6304.T6 A1 (medium oversize)
  • Privilegium Innocenti IV…; papal bull from 1245 BX1547.T74 C373 1245
  • Anonymous. Illuminated manuscript, c. 1200 VF-274
  • Compendium theologice veritatis BX890 H76 1320
  • Antiphonary. Spanish Chant manuscript. c. 1575-1625. M2149.L32 S6 1575
  • M2148L4G732 oversize is a service book, with binding bosses
  • Italian 15th-century gradual (two leaves) M2148 L4 I8 1400 oversize
  • M2148 L4 G7342 Liturgical manuscript medium oversize
  • Manuscript book of chants from the Roman gradual – M2148 L4 G735 (range is 732 – 735) - medium oversize
  • Fragment from Book of Samuel, France, 14th century VF-487
  • Clay, Albert Tobias. Babylonian cuneiform tablets. PJ3721.U7 C86
  • Greek papyri from 2nd C AD VF-493

Early Print and Print and the Reformation, February 10 and 12

  • Leaves from various incunabula, Z240 L428 1490z
  • West-European incunabula: 60 original leaves Z242 P67 H2
  • Catholicon, Mainz: Gutenberg, 1460 PE25 R62 v. 40 medium oversize
  • Incunable leaves, before 1501 VF-484
  • Leaf from the first edition of the complete Bible in English, the Coverdale Bible BS1713.C6 1535 medium oversize
  • Lorenzo Valla, Elegantiae linguae latinae Venice: Andrea Vendramine, 1476 PA2821.V2 1476 medium oversize
  • Eusebius of Caesaria, Historie ecclesiastice, Rome: Joannes Philippus de Lignamine, 1476 BR165 E973 1476
  • Peter Lombard, Commentarius…, Treviso: Hermann Lichtenstein, 1477 BX1749 P4 B66 1477 medium oversize
  • Institutiones. Basel: Wenssler, 1478 KE151.A1 1478 oversize
  • Albertus Magnus, Sermones de tempore et de sanctis, Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1478 BX890 A53 1478
  • Biblia sacra, Venice: Octavius Scotus, 1480 BC75 1480
  • Biblia pauperum, Venice: Georgius Walch, 1480 Z241 B6 V4 1480
  • Biblia Germanica, Nuremberg: Koberger, 1483, SPAM709B (this is a single leaf)
  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologicae, Vanice: Antoninus de Strate, 1484 BX1749 T52 1484
  • Ivniani Maii eqvitis Parthenopei…, Venice: Ionnaes Uercellensis, 1490 PE 25 R62 v. 231
  • Seneca, Tragoediae, Lyons: Sarazin, 1491 PA6664 A2 1491
  • Pliny, Epistolae, Venice: Joannes Rubeus Vercellensis, 1492 PA6638.A2 1598
  • Suma de arithmetica geometria proportioni…, Venice: Paganinus, 1494 QA32 P33 1494a
  • Jean Gerson Opera, Strassburg: Martin Flach, 1494 BX890 G4 1494
  • Martial, Epigrammata, Venice: Aldus, 1501 PA6501 A2 1501
  • Lucan, Lvcanvs, Venice: Aldus, 1502 PA6478.A2 1502
  • Petrarch, Opera, Venice: Bartholomeo de Zani, 1508 PQ4476 A1 B08
  • Luca Pacioli, Divina proportione, Venice: Paganius, 1509 NC745 A2 P3 1509A
  • Sermonum decas, Parrhisiis: Parvi and Ascensius, 1511 PA8547 M46
  • Firmamentum trium ordinum beatissimi patris nostri Fancisci, Paris 1512 BX3602 A2 F7
  • Virgil, Aeneid, 1512 PA6801 A2 1512
  • Compendium musices, Venice: Lucantonium de Giunta Florentinus, 1513 MT820.C64
  • Lucan, Pharsalia, Venice: Aldus, 1515 PA6478.A2 1515
  • Jakob Wimpheling, Elegantie maiores, 1516 PA2313 W7 1516
  • Martial, Epigrammata, Venice: Aldus, 1517
  • Giovanni Pontano, Amorum libri ii, Venice: Aldus, 1518 PA8570 P5 A64 1518
  • Jacobi Parez de Valentia… Psalmos davidicos, Paris: Badio Ascensio, 1518 BS1429 P49 1518
  • Justinian, Codex, Paris: Regnault, 1518 KE152 I42 1518
  • Maximus of Tyre, Dissertationes, Basel: Ioannes Frobenius, 1519 B588 S4 L3 1519
  • Bernard de Clairvaux, Opera omnia, Lyons: Clein, 1520 BX890 B5 1520
  • Lactantius, Habes in hoc volvmine lector optime…, Venice, 1521 BR65 L2 1521
  • Ex Plavti comoediis, Venice: Aldus, 1522 PA6568 A2 1522a
  • Valentinus curio lectori, Basel, 1523 G87 S87 1523
  • Josse Clichtove, De veneratione sanctorum, Paris: 1523 BX2325 C55
  • Boccaccio, Fiammetta, 1525 PQ4270 F2 1525
  • Ovid, P. Ovidii Nasonis vita per Aldum ex ipsius libris excerpta… Venice: Aldus, 1533 PA6519.A6 A4
  • Erasmus, Paraphrasis, 1549 BS2335 E72 1549
  • Horace, Q. Horatii Flacci liber de Arte poetica… Venice, 1562 PA6393.E7 N6 1553
  • Quintus Curtis Rufus, Rebus gestis Alexandri Magni… Lyons, 1556 PA6376.A2 1556
  • Ovid, Epistotle d’Ovidio de Remigio Florentino… 1560 PA6525.H4 N3 1560
  • Calvin, The Institution of Christian Religion London: Thomas Vautrollier for William Norton, 1578 BX9420 I67 1578
  • Calvin, A harmonie vpon the three euangelists, London: George Bishop 1584 BS2560 C35 1584
  • Thomas Sternhold, Whole book of psalmes collected into English meetre, London: Richard Day, 1588 BS170 1589
  • Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica…, Frankfurt, 1603 DA32 A1 C34 1603
  • Thomas Sternhold, Whole book of psalms, London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1619 BS185 1614 L6
  • Thomas Sternhold, Psalter, London: R. Barker, 1633 BS1424 G7 1633:1
  • Thomas Sternhold, Whole booke of Psalmes, London, 1633 BS1424 G7 1633:2
  • Thomas Sternhold, The whole Book of Psalms, London: G.M., 1669 BS90 1669:2
  • Book of Common Prayer, Oxford, 1684 BX5145 A4 1684
  • John Clarke, Holy oyle for the lampes of the sanctvuarie, London: Aug. Mathewes for Rob. Milbourne, 1630 BS425 C55
  • William Gouge, Of domesticall duties, London: George Miller for Edward Brewster, 1634 BJ1241 G6 1634
  • Whole Byble (Coverdale Bible), Zurich: C. Froschover, 1550 BS145 1550
  • Bishops’ Bible, London: Richard Iugge, 1568 BS175 1568
  • Bible… with… annotations, London: Christopher Barker, 1589 BS170 1589
  • Bible, London: Christopher Barker, 1599 BS170 1599
  • The Bible (Geneva Bible), London: Robert Barker, 1605 BS170 1605
  • The Bible (Geneva Bible), London: Robert Barker, 1607 BS1700 1607
  • The Bible (Geneva Bible), London: Robert Barker, 1609 BS170 1609
  • The Holy Bible (King James Bible), London: Robert Barker, 1611 BS185 1611 L6 oversize
  • Holy Bible, London: Robert Barker, 1613 BS185 1613 L62
  • Bible, London: R. Barker, 1615 BS170 1615
  • Bible, London: Robert Barker, 1616 BS170 1616
  • Holy Bible, Cambridge, 1633 BS185 1633 C3
  • The Holy Bible, London: Robert Barker, 1634 BS185 1634 L6
  • Bibla Sacra Vulgatae, 1647 BS75 1647
  • Biblia sacra polyglotta, London: T. Roycroft, 1657 BS1 1654, 6 vols.

Printing Early Modern Authors, February 26 and March 3

  • A remembrance of the honors due to the life and death of Robert earle of Salisbury, London: John Wright, 1612 DA690 N6 G73 v. 3:1
  • Aphra Behn, Poems upon several occasions PR3317 A6 1684
  • Aphra Behn, The Rover PR3317 R58 1716
  • George Buchanan, Psalmorum Davidis, Herbonae, 1592 BS1442 B8 1592:1
  • Robert Burton, The anatomy of melancholy, 1632 (4th edition), PR2223 A1 1632
  • Geoffrey Chaucer, Works of Geoffrey Chaucer PR1850 1721 (2 vols?) oversize
  • John Donne, Poems PR2245 A1 1633
  • Thomas Elyot, Of that knowlage whiche maketh a wise man, London: Berthelet, 1552 PR2270 E5 O4
  • John Ford, ’Tis pitty shee’s a whore PR2524 T4 1633
  • Thomas Fuller, The history of the worthies of England DA28 .F8 1662
  • Richard Hakluyt, Principall Navigations, voiages, and discoveries of the English nation, London, 1598 – 1600 G240 H2 1598 (multi-volume set?)
  • Ben Jonson, The workes of Beniamin Jonson PR2600 1616 (2 vols)
  • John Milton, Paradise lost; a poem in twelve books PR3560 1688 mov
  • John Milton, Paradise regain’d : a poem in iv books ; to which is added, Samson Agonistes PR3563 1688 mov
  • John Milton, Paradise regain’d : A poem. In four books. To which is added Samson Agonistes. And Poems upon several occasions PR3563 1705
  • John Milton, Paradise lost : a poem in twelve books PR3560 1719
  • Katherine Philips, Poems by the most deservedly admired Mrs Katherine Philips, the matchless Orinda PR3619 .P4 1669
  • William Prynne, Histrio-Mastix, London, 1633 PR3646 H5
  • William Shakespeare, Works. 1632 Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, and tragedies : published according to the true originall copies PR2751 A2 1632 mov
  • Sir Philip Sidney, The countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia PR2342 A5 1633
  • Sir Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia PR2342 .A5 1655
  • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene 1609 PR2358 A1 1609
  • George Wither, Collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne PR2392 E5 1634
  • George Wither, Works. 1620 PR2392 1620
Reference Books: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Maps, etc, March 12 and 17

Geography and Chorography

  • Abraham Ortelius. Presbiteri Iohannis sive abissinorum imperii descriptio [cartographic material]. Antwerp, 1580 - 1589. G8220 1580.)7 framed
  • Abraham Ortelius, Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio [cartographic material] / cum privilegio decennali Ab. Ortelius delineab. et excudeb. 1587. Antwerp, 1588. G3290.1587 O7 1588
  • William Lambarde, A perambulation of Kent. London, 1596. DA670.K3.P4
  • Mercator. Atlas minor Gerardi Mercatorio à I. Hondio plurimis aeneis atque illustratus. Dordrecht, 1610. G1007.M42 1610
  • Regiones svb polo arctico [cartographic material] / auctore Guiljelmo Blaeu (1638) G3270 1638 .B5 (Maps)
  • Mercator. Tartaria sive magni chami imperium [cartographic material]. Amsterdam, 1638? RBSC-ARC-1646:74.
  • Mercator. Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus [cartographic material] : The North-Pole. London, 1635. RBSC-ARC-1677:1635:M
  • Mercator. Iaponia et terra Eso. [cartographic material]. Amsterdam, 1651. G7950.1651 M4
  • Bankoku sozu [cartographic material] (late 17th. Century) G3200 1645z .S5 (RBSC portfolio)
  • Isaac Newton, Bernhardi Varenii Med. D. Geographia generalis. Cambridge, 1672. G114.V3 1672
  • A geographical dictionary, representing the present and antient names and states of all the countries, kingdoms, provinces, remarkable cities. London, 1695. PE25.R62 v. 57
  • Dictionnaire géographique portatif. The Hague, 1748. PE25.R62 v. 125
  • An atlas of ancient geography, by Mons. D'Anville ... comprised in eleven maps. London, n.d. G84.A63
  • Atlas unique G1015 .B428 1752
  • A view of the habitations in Nootka Sound. London, 1784. SPAM285C
  • An offering before Captn. Cook, in one of the Sandwich Islands. London, 1784. SPAM298C
  • View of the Ice Islands as seen in Cook's second voyage on Jan. 9, 1773. London, 1777. SPAM291C
  • A view of the town and harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka. London, 1784. SPAM286C
  • An accurate representation of sea horses, which Capt. Cook met with in his third voyage. London, 1784. SPAM308C
  • James Cook / A voyage to the Pacific ocean (1784) FC3821.243 .A1 1784a (Atlas only)
  • George Vancouver / A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific ocean, and round the world (1798) FC3821.25 1798 (Atlas only) (OV)
  • William Camden, Britannia, London, 1594, DA610.C166 1594
  • William Camden, Britain, Philemon Holland translation, 1610 DA610 C17 1610 medium oversize
  • William Camden, Camden’s Britannia, Edmund Gibson, 1695 DA610 C17 1695 oversize
  • William Camden, Britannia. London, 1730? DA610.C17 oversize
  • Britannia, second edition of Gibson, 2 vols, 1733 DA610 C17 1722 oversize

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Dictionum latinarum & graecarum…, Haguenau: Thomam Anshelmum Badensem, 1521 PE25 R62 V81 (Roberston collection)
  • Dictionarium latinogallicum. Paris, 1543. PE25.R62 V. 141
  • Hvloets dictionarie, newelye corrected, amended, set in order and enlarged vvith many names of men, tovvnes, beastes, foules, fishes, trees, shrubbes, herbes, fruites, places, instrumentes &c. London, 1572. PE25.R62 v. 172
  • Hvloets dictionarie, newelye corrected, amended, set in order and enlarged vvith many names of men, tovvnes, beastes, foules, fishes, trees, shrubbes, herbes, fruites, places, instrumentes &c. London, 1573. PE25.R62 v. 45
  • A world of wordes, or, Most copious and exact dictionarie in Italian and English. London, 1598. PE25.R62 v. 147
  • A dictionarie in Spanish and English. London, 1599. PE25.R62 v. 257
  • The interpreter, or, Booke containing the signification of words. Cambridge, 1607 PE25.R62 v. 115
  • A treasvrie or storehovse of similies, both pleasaunt, delightfull, and profitable. London, 1609. PE25.R62 v. 89
  • Hēgemōn eis tas glōssas = Ductor in linguas = The gvide into tongves. London, 1617. PE25.R62 v. 239
  • The new world of English words: or, A general dictionary: containing the interpretations of such hard words as are derived from other languages. London, 1658. PE25.R62 v. 260
  • The English dictionary, or, An interpreter of hard English words : enabling as well ladies and gentlewomen, young scholars, clerks, merchants. London, 1661. PE25.R62 v. 100
  • Glossographia, or, A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue. London, 1661. PE25.R62 v. 51
  • A collection of English vvords not generally used. London, 1674. PE25.R62 v. 274
  • A dictionary, English-Latin, and Latin-English : containing all things necessary for the translating of either language into the other. London, 1679. PE25.R62 v. 109
  • Dictionaire universel, contenant generalement tous les mots françois tant vieux que modernes. Rotterdam, 1690. PE25.R62 v. 152 (3 vols.)
  • Le grand dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise. Paris, 1696. PE25.R62 v. 5
  • A new English dictionary, or, A compleat collection of the most proper and significant words. London, 1702. PE25.R62 v. 207
  • Dictionarium rusticum & urbanicum, or, A dictionary of all sorts of country affairs, handicraft, trading, and merchandizing. London, 1704. PE25.R62 v. 37
  • Glossographia Anglicana nova, or, A dictionary, interpreting such hard words of whatever language, as are at present used in the English tongue. London, 1707. PE25.R62 V. 155
  • Lexicon technicum, or, An universal English dictionary of arts and sciences : explaining not only the terms of art, but the arts themselves. London, 1708-1710. PE25.R62 v. 164-165
  • Cyclopaedia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences. London, 1728. PE25.R62 v. 92
  • A compleat English dictionary : containing the true meaning of all words in the English language : also the proper names of all the kingdoms, towns, and cities in the world. Westminster, 1735. PE25.R62 v. 123
  • Dictionarium britannicum, or, A more compleat universal etymological dictionary than any extant ... likewise a collection and explanation of English proverbs. London, 1736. PE25.R62 v. 36
  • Francisci Junii Francisci filii Etymologicum anglicanum. Oxford, 1743. PE25.R62 v. 205
  • A new general English dictionary : peculiarly calculated for the use and improvement of such as are unacquainted with the learned languages. London, 1750. PE25.R62 v. 130
  • A dictionary of the English language : in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. London, 1755. PE25.R62 v. 179 (2 vols) (Johson, 1st edition)
  • A Spelling-dictionary of the English language, on a new plan, for the use of young gentlemen, ladies, and foreigners. London, 1762. PE25.R62 v. 294
  • A compleat collection of English proverbs; also the most celebrated proverbs of the Scotch, Italian, French, Spanish, and other languages. London, 1768. PE25.R62 v. 275
  • Encyclopædia Britannica, or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled upon a new plan. Edinburgh, 1771. PE25.R62 v. 65 (3 vols.)
  • The British language in its lustre, or, A copious dictionary of Welsh and English. Shrewsbury, 1777. PE25.R62 v. 204
  • Entick's New spelling dictionary, teaching to write and pronounce the English tongue with ease and propriety. London, 1791. PE25.R62 v. 135
  • Bibliotheca classica, or, A classical dictionary, containing a full account of all the proper names mentioned in antient authors. London, 1797. PE25.R62 v. 216
  • A new dictionary of all the cant and flash languages, both ancient and modern, used by gipsies, beggars, swindlers, shoplifters, peterers, starrers, footpads, highwaymen, sharpers, and every class of offenders. London, 1800. PE25.R62 v. 271
  • Johnson's Dictionary of the English language in miniature. London, 1803. PE25.R62 v. 189
  • The boy's own book : a complete encyclopedia of all the diversions, athletic, scientific, and recreative, of boyhood and youth (1828)
    LT305 1828 .C527

Science: Medicine

  • Hieronymus Brunschwig / The noble experyence of the vertuous handy warke of surgeri practysyd & complyed by the moost experte mayster Jherome of Bruynswyke (1525) WZ240 .B78 1525 (Mem Standard)
  • Eucharius Rosslin / The byrth of mankynde (1540) WZ240 .R6713 1540 (Korn)
  • Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis, Scholae Medicorum Patauinae Professoris. Basileae : Ex officina Ioannis Oporini, Anno salutis reparatae M D XLIII mense Iunio [June, 1543]. W2240 V38 1543. Memorial oversize
  • Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis, invictissimi Caroli V. Imperatoris medici. Basileae : Per Ioannem Oporinum, [1555]. WZ240.V38 1555 Memorial oversize
  • Andreae Vesalii, Anatomicarum Gabrielis Falloppii observationum examen. Venetiis : Apud Franciscum de Franciscis, Senensem. WZ240.V37 1564 Memorial standard
  • Andreae Vesalii De corporis humani fabrica libri septem. Venetiis, Apud F. Franciscium, 1568. WZ240.V38 1568 Memorial medium oversize
  • Anatomia viri in hoc genere princip. Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis. Amstelodami, Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius, 1617. WZ250.V47 1617 Memorial medium oversize
  • William Harvey / Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus, Guilielmi Harvei (1628) WZ250 .H34 1628 (Mem Standard)
    Nicholas Culpeper, A directory for midwives; or, A guide for women in their conception, bearing and suckling their children. London, 1660. WZ250.C82 1660 Memorial mini
  • Nicholas Culpeper, The English physitian enl., with three hundred sixty and nine medicines made of English herbs that were not in any impression untill this. London, 1684. WZ250.C83 1684 Memorial standard (we have many printings of this)
  • Govard Bidloo / Anatomia hvmani corporis, centum & quinque tabvlis, per artificiosiss. G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineais, demonstrata WZ250 .B58 1685 (Mem MOV) Gift to F. W. Wesbrook from Charles Sherrington.
  • Andrea Vesalii ... Opera omnia anatomica & chirurgica. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Joannem du Vivie et Joan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1725. WZ260.V47 1725, 2 vols., Memorial medium oversize
  • Observations on the preparation, utility, and administration of the Digitalis purpurea, or foxglove, in dropsy of the chest, consumption, hemorrhage, scarlet fever, measles, &c (QV153 .H354 1807 Memorial Standard)

Science: Math

  • Thomas Rudd, Practical geometry, in two parts. London, 1650. QA33.R84 1650
  • Thomas Rudd and Euclid, Elements of geometry : the first VI books. London, 1651. QA33.R84 1650
  • Euclid. Elements of Euclid : with select theorems out of Archimedes. London, 1714. QA31.E83 1714
  • Isaac Newton, Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica. Amsterdam, 1761. QA35.N56 1761 2 vols.
  • Isaac Newton, Universal arithmetick: or, A treatise of arithmetical composition and resolution. London, 1769. QA35.N564 1769
  • Euclid, The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners. London, 1847. PR10.K6 P5 1847

Science: Natural history

  • Pliny, Naturalis historia, Lyons, 1606 PA6611 A2 1606 medium oversize
  • Pliny, Naturalis historia, Lyons, 1635 PE25 R62 v. 267, 3 vols.; also QH41 P73 1635, Memorial mini – huh?
  • An inquiry into the causes and effects of variolae vaccinae, a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cow pox (WZ260 .J46 1798 Memorial Standard)
  • Species conchyliorum, or, Concise original descriptions and observations accompanied by figures of all the species of recent shells, with their variety (QL408 .S642 1830 Memorial Standard)
  • Birds of America from the drawings made in the United States and their territories (QL674 .A9 1840 Memorial Standard)

Nineteenth Century and Fine Press Printing, March 24 and 26

Experiments in Illustration

  • Joseph Strutt, Glig-gamena angel-deod. Or, The sports and pastimes of the people of England. London, 1810. GV75.S9 1810; also 1801, GV75.S9 1801 medium oversize
  • Thomas Astle, Origin and progress of writing. London, 1803. PR211.A75 1803
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Bibliographical Decameron. London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1817. Z1001.D545. 3 vols.
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Bibliomania, or book madness. London, 1811. Z992.D541
  • Henry Shaw, Encyclopaedia of Ornament. Edinburgh: J. Grant, 1898. NK1530.S5 1842a
  • Henry Shaw, Handbook of the Art of Illumination. London: Bell and Daldy 1866. ND2920.S5. Medium oversize
  • Henry Shaw, Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of the Middle Ages. London: W. Pickering, 1851. NK700.S5
  • Henry Shaw, Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages. London: William Pickering, 1843. NK1260.S4
  • J.G. Lockhart, Ancient Spanish ballads: historical and romantic. London: J. Murray, 1841.
  • Henry Noel Humphreys, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. ND2920.H85. oversize
  • Henry Noel Humphreys, Origin and progress of the art of writing. London, 1853. Z105.H92
  • Henry Noel Humphreys, Parables of Our Lord. London, 1847. ND3410.H86 B5 1847
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1857. PR10.L9 T4 1857

Kelmscott Press, Fine Press, and Related Material

  • Golden Legend of master William Caxton done anew. London: Kelmscott Press, 1892. PN683.J151 1892. 3 vols. Medium oversize
  • Syr Ysambrace. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1987. PR2065.I8 1897
  • Romance of Sir Degrevant. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1897. PR2065.D414 1896
  • William Morris. Sundering Flood. Kelmscott Press, 1897. PR10.P4 M6 1897
  • William Morris, Water of the Wondrous Isles. Kelmscott Press 1897. PR10.P4 M6 1897 W3. Medium oversize.
  • William Morris, Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Kelmscott Press 1894. PR10.P4 M6 1894 T3
  • William Morris, Gothic Architecture. Kelmscott press 1893. PR10.P4 M6 1893 G6
  • John Gray, Silverpoints. E. Mathews and J. Lane, 1893. PR10.S6 G7 1893
  • Yellow Book. London: E. Mathews & J. Lane, 1894 - 97. PR11.2.Y44 1894.
  • Vincent O’Sullivan, Houses of Sin. L. Smithers, 1897. PR10.T2 O8 1897
  • Ernest Dowson, Pierrot of the Minute. L. Smithers, 1897. PR10.S7 D6 1897
  • Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray. London, Ward, Lock [1891]. PR10.R4 W5 1891 P4
  • Thomas Malory, Birth, life, and acts of King Arthur. J.M. Dent, 1893. PR10.T2 B3 1893 B5. 2 vols.
  • Thomas Malory, Morte d’Arthur. J.M. Dent 1910. PR10.T2 B3 1910. 12 vols.
  • Thomas Malory. The death of King Arthur. Catherine Donaldson, illustrator. London: Macmillan, 1928. PR10.W1 D6 1928
  • Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock. Aubrey Beardsley, illustrator. London, 1902. PR10.T2 B3 1902
  • Dante, Lo Paradiso, PQ4307.A1 1905 - note there is something odd in the cataloguing here: we do have all 3 volumes
  • Menologium. London: W. Pickering, 1830. PR10.K6 P5 1830 M4
  • William Langland. Vision and the Creed of Piers Ploughman. London: W. Pickering, 1842. PR10.K6 P5 1842 V5
  • T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. Ecce mundus: industrial ideals and the book beautiful. Hammersmith [Chiswick Press], 1902. Z266.C52
  • Apuleius. Golden Ass. London: Chiswick Press, 1904. PA6207.M3 A4 1904
  • Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus. Hacon and Ricketts, 1903. PR10.T8 M3 1903
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Rime of the Ancient Mariner. London: Hacon and Ricketts, 1899. PR10.H2 C6 1899
  • Bibliography of the Books Issued by Hacon & Ricketts. London, 1904. Z232.V25 1904
  • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis. The Shakespeare Head Press, 1905. PR10.R7 B8 1905
  • William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The Shakespeare Head Press, 1912. PR10.R7 B8 1912
  • Jean Froissart. Froissarts Cronycles. Shakespeare Head Press, 1927 - 28. D113.F878 1927. 2 volumes in 8 parts.
  • John Donne, Love Poems of John Donne. Soho: Nonesuch Press, 1923. PR2246.N6
  • Dante. Divina Commedia. The Nonesuch Press, 1928. PQ4302.F28.
  • Arthur Rackham, illustrator. Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods. London: W. Heinemann, 1911. ML410.W195 A7 1911. Medium oversize.
  • Arthur Rackham, illustrator. The Ring of the Nibelung. London: W. Heinemann, 1911. PZ6 1911 W344. 2 vols.
  • Wilfred Campbell. Canada. London: A. & C. Black, 1907. F5019.C19
  • Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Edmund Dulac, illustrator. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. PZ6 1909 O437; there’s also 1918, PZ6 1918 O537; PK6513.A1 1909a medium oversize
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Lion and Unicorn, 1956. PR2065.G3 G7 1956
  • David Posner. Rake’s Progress. Etchings by David Hockney. London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1962. PS3566.O67 R34 1962
  • Aristophanes. Birds. London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1971. PA3877.A8 F4 1971
  • William Blake, Auguries of Innocence. Wood engravings by Leonard Baskin. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968.
  • William Shakespeare. Titus Andronicus, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. Gehenna Press, 1973. PR2835.A2 M39 1973
  • Floriated alphabet. Vancouver: Strathcona Press, 2007. Z250 .F567 2007
  • Mr Darcy's Letter. Bowler Press 2012 No call number
  • From Persuasion. North Vancouver, B.C. Bowler Press, 2011. PR4032 2011
  • Importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people. North Vancouver, B.C. : Bowler Press, 2008. PR5818 .I4 2008
  • Letterpress printing ABC / Vancouver : Heavenly Monkey, 2004. Z118 .C53 2004

Limited Editions Club and Folio Society

  • Christopher Marlowe. Four Plays. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1966. PR2662.E52 1966
  • John Donne. The Poems of John Donne. Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1968. PR2245.A5 K4 1968
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Idylls of the King. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1953. PR5558.A1 1952
  • Oscar Wilde. Picture of Dorian Gray. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1957.
  • Jean Froissart. Chroniques. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1959. D113.F77 1959
  • William Shakespeare. Poems of William Shakespeare. Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1967. PR2842.P7 A4 1967
  • James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1968. PR6019.O8 P6 1968b
  • Jonathan Swift, Voyage to Lilliput. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. PR3724.G8 1950a
  • William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part one. London: Folio Society, 1965. PR2810.A2 P53 1965
  • Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre. London: Folio Society, 1965.
  • James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. London: Folio Society, 1965. PR6019.O8 P6 1965
  • Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels. London: Folio Society, 1965. PR3724.G8 1965

Children’s Books, April 2 and 7

As always, there are more books listed here than we were able to view - I have included other interesting books that I considered.

Famous Illustrators: Walter Crane

  • The baby’s own Aesop; being the fables condensed in rhyme, with portable morals pictorially pointed by Walter Crane. Engraved & printed in colours by Edmund Evans. London, n.d. PZ6 1900z C735
  • The Frog Prince. Walter Crane, illustrator. London: Routledge, 1875? PZ6 1875.C735
  • The Sleeping Beauty. Walter Crane. London, c. 1876. PZ6 1876.C735
  • Flora’s Feast, a Masque of Flowers. Walter Crane, illustrator. Cassell, 1899. PR10.Q5 C7 1899
  • King Arthur’s knights: the tales re-told for boys & girls by Henry Gilbert; with 16 illustrations in colour by Walter Crane. New York, 1911. PZ6 1911.G563

Famous Illustrators: Arthur Rackham

  • Æsop's fables: a new translation by V.S. Vernon Jones; with an introd. by G.K. Chesterton and ill. by Arthur Rackham. London, 1912. PZ6 1912.A485 medium oversize
  • The Ingoldsby legends : or, Mirth & marvels / by Thomas Ingoldsby, esq. [i.e. Richard Harris Barham] ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London, 1907. PR4058.I5 1907a
  • Peter Pan in Kensington gardens / by J. M. Barrie ; with drawings by Arthur Rackham. London, 1918. PZ6 1918.B377

Famous Illustrators: Edmund Dulac

  • Stories from the Arabian nights retold by Laurence Housman ; with drawings by Edmund Dulac. New York, 1911, 1921. PZ6 1911aH587; there are multiple printings of this, with the earliest looking to be PZ6 1900z H587
  • The Snow Queen, and other stories from Hans Andersen; with ill. by Edmund Dulac. New York, 191? PZ6 1910z A534
  • Edmund Dulac's fairy-book: fairy tales. London, 1924? PZ7.3.A1 D886 Ed 1924

Famous Illustrators: Kate Greenaway

  • Greenaway pictures to paint. New York, 188? PZ6 1880z G744
  • Kate Greenaway's Alphabet. London, 1885. PZ6 1885 G7a
  • Mother Goose, or the Old nursery rhymes. London, 1881. PR10 Q6 G8 1881

“Stories” series

  • The story of Greece: told to boys and girls by Mary MacGregor ; with nineteen plates in colour by Walter Crane. London, c. 1913. PZ6 1913.M323
  • Charles Lamb. Tales from Shakespeare: designed for the use of young persons. London, 1809. PZ6 1809 L352. 2 vols. This is the second edition (and the earliest we own).
  • Stories of King Arthur's knights told to the children by Mary MacGregor; with pictures by Katharine Cameron. London, c. 1906. PZ6 1906.M323
  • Stories from the Faerie queene by Mary MacLeod; with introduction by John W. Hales ; drawings by A.G. Walker. London, 1900. PZ6 1900.M434
  • The story of Ali Baba, and the forty thieves; embellished with engravings. Boston, 1816. PZ6 1816 A452
  • Tales from Spenser's Faerie Queen [edited by] F. S. Westminster, 1846. PZ6 1846 S645

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

  • Jacob Grimm, Household Stories. London: Macmillan, 1882. PZ6 1882 G754
  • Jacob Grimm, Frog Prince. Parry Sound: The Church St Press, 1989 PZ7.3 DD1 G75 Fzr 1989b
  • Jacob Grimm. Fairy Tales. New York: LEC, 1962. PZ7.3.DD1 G75 Fn 1962
  • Jacob Grimm, Grimm’s Other Tales: A New Selection. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1956. PZ8.G882 Gm 1956
  • Jacob Grimm, Grimm’s Fairy Tales. London: Collins, 1924? PZ6 1924 G745
  • Jacob Grimm, Grimm’s Fairy Stories. New York: Cupples and Leon, c. 1922. PZ6 1922.G882
  • Jacob Grimm, Household tales. Everyman’s Library. 1912. PZ6 1912 .G755
  • Jacob Grimm. The House in the Wood. Leslie Brooke, illustrator. PZ7.3.DD1 G75 Ht 1937
  • Jacob Grimm. Little Brother & Little Sister, and Other Tales. Arthur Rackham, illustrator. London: Constable, 1917. PZ6 1917.G75
  • Fairy tales of the brothers Grimm a new translation by Mrs. Edgar Lucas; with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London, 1913. PZ6 1913 G755 oversize
  • Cinderella; or, The history of the little glass slipper. Philadelphia, 1800. PZ6 1800a.C56
  • Adventures of the beautiful little maid Cinderella, or, The history of a glass slipper: to which is added an historical description of the cat. York, 1825. PZ6 1825 C554
  • Mother Goose's melodies: with music old and new. Springfield, Mass., 18?. PZ6 1800z.M673
  • Gammer Gurton's garland of nursery songs ; and, Toby Tickle's collection of riddles. Glasgow, 1810. PZ6 1810.G344
  • The land of long ago : a visit to fairyland with Humpty Dumpty / by L.L.Weedon, with pen-and-ink illustrations by E.Stuart-Hardy. Pop-ups. London, c. 1898. PZ6 1898.W442
  • Andrew Lang’s fairy books: Yellow (PR10.Q4 L3 1894); Pink (PZ6 1897.L353); Red (PZ6 1907 L354); Blue (PZ6 1914.L354; etc
  • Three little kittens. Wonderful history of three little kittens who lost their mittens!!: a tale of a cat will here be found, with three little charming kittens; and all that they said, and thought, and did, when they lost and found their mittens. Boston, 1858. PZ6 1858 T474

Chapbooks and Related (remember that there are chapbooks in some of the other groupings too)

  • The Adventures of Robert, Earl of Huntington, vulgarly called Robin Hood: being a compleat history of all his merry adventures and valiant battles, which he, little John, William Stutely and William Scarlet fought on divers occasions. Edinbugh, 1767. PZ6 1767 A394
  • Ali Baba, or, The forty thieves : a tale for the nursery. London, 1805. PZ6 1805 A582:1 (chapbook; one of nine bound together)
  • The Otley chapbooks series. Otley, c. 1840. PZ6 1840 O84 v. 1-16

Morality and Education

  • John Bodenham. Wits common-wealth: or, A treasury of divine, moral, historical and political admonitions, similies and sentences. For the use of schools. PZ6 1722.B634
  • Samuel Phillips. The orthodox Christian or, A child well instructed in the principles of the Christian religion. PZ6 1738.P45
  • Robert Dodsley. The Preceptor: containing a general course of education, wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius and advancing the instruction of youth. London, 1763. PZ6 1763.P7
  • James Janeway, A token for children: being an exact account of the conversion, holy and exemplary lives and joyful deaths of several young children ; to which is added, A token for the children of New-England, or, Some examples of children, in whom the fear of God was remarkably budding before they died, in several parts of New-England. Boston, 1771. PZ6 1771 J363
  • Fables of flowers, for the female sex; with, Zephyrus and Flora: a vision. London, 1781. PZ6 1781 W966
  • Fables of Aesop and other, translated into English, with instructive applications by Samuel Croxall. London, 1782. PZ6 1782 A39
  • A Little pretty pocket-book, intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly. With two letters from Jack the giant-killer; as also a ball and pincushion; the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl. To which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion. Worcester, Mass., 1787. PZ6 1744a.L588
  • A curious hieroglyphick Bible; or, Select passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the amusement of youth : designed chiefly to familiarize tender age, in a pleasing and diverting manner, with early ideas of the Holy Scriptures. Worcester, Mass., 1788. PZ6 1788.B4
  • Arithmetic made familiar and easy to young gentlemen and ladies. London, 1788. PZ6 1787 C572 v.2
  • Poetry made familiar and easy to young gentlemen and ladies : and embellished with a great variety of the most shining epigrams, epitaphs, songs, odes, pastorals, &c. from the best authors. London, 1788. PZ6 1787 C572 v. 4
  • Logic made familiar and easy : to which is added a compendious system of metaphysics or ontology. London, 1789. PZ6 1787 C572 v. 5
  • A series of prints of Roman history designed as ornaments for those apartments in which children receive the first rudiments of their educaiton. London, 1789. PZ6 1789 S4
  • The Natural history of beasts, compiled from the best authorities, and illustrated by a great variety of copper plates, comprising near one hundred and twenty figures accurately drawn from Nature, and beautifully engraved. London, 1793. PZ6 1793 N378
  • The blossoms of morality: intended for the amusement and instruction of young ladies and gentlemen. London, 1796. PZ6 1796 J645
  • The Newtonian system of philosophy : explained by familiar objects, in an entertaining manner. London, 1798. PZ6 1798 T4
  • The Ill-natured, or selfish boy. London, 1800. PZ6 1800z l442
  • The history of England, from the Conquest to the death of George II. London, 1800. PZ6 1800 H578
  • The United States pictorial school primer, designed as a child's first book. Philadelphia, 18?. PZ6 1800z.U457
  • Noah Webster. An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking, calculated to improve the minds and refine the taste of youth. To which are prefixed rules in elocution and directions for expressing the principal passions of the mind. Being the third part of a grammatical institute of the English language. Hartford, 1802? PZ6 1802.W3
  • Elizabeth Turner, The daisy; or, Cautionary stories in verse. Philadelphia, 1808. PZ6 1808.T8
  • The History of Little Fanny, exemplified in a series of figures. London, 1810. PZ6 1810.H57
  • Mrs. Lovechild. The rational dame; or, Hints towards supplying prattle for children. London, 1812. PZ6 1812.F455
  • Anna Maria Porter. Tales of pity on fishing, shooting and hunting, intended to inculcate in the mind of the youth sentiments of humanity toward the brute creation. London, 1814. PZ6 1814 P678
  • Little Nancy, or; The punishment of greediness. A moral tale. Philadelphia, 1815. PZ6 1815.L587
  • Fabulous histories designed for the instruction of children, respecting their treatment of animals / by Mrs. Trimmer. London, 1815. PZ6 1815.T7
  • Advice to the teens : or, practical helps towards the formation of one's one character / by Isaac Taylor. London, 1816. PZ6 1818.T394
  • Geography for children, or, A short an [sic] easy method of teaching and learning geography : designed principally for the use of schools. London, 1819. PZ6 1819.L463
  • Catherine Parr Traill. Little downy : or, The history of a field mouse : a moral tale / [Catharine Parr Traill] ; embellished with twelve colored engravings. London, 1822. PZ6 1822 T735
  • Tales of boys as they are, by the author of Lives of learned and eminent men. London, 1823. PZ6 1823 T34
  • The lady of the manor : being a series of conversations on the subject of confirmation : intended for the use of the middle and higher ranks of young females / by Mrs. Sherwood. Wellington, 1825. PZ6 1825.S547
  • Picket's primer, or, First book for children : designed to precede the spelling book / by A. Picket, and John W. Picket. Cincinatti, 1836. PZ6 1836 P4
  • The American boy's book of sports and games : a repository of in-and-out-door amusements for boys and youth ; illustrated with over six hundred engravings, designed by White, Herrick, Wier, and Harvey ; and engraved by N. Orr. New York, 1864. PZ6 1864 A437
  • Tiny stories for tiny readers in tiny words. London, 1870. PZ6 1870 B877
  • A wonder-book for girls and boys / by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with engravings by Baker from designs by Billings. Boston, c. 1879. PZ6 1879.H387
  • Blue & red, or, The discontented lobster : his history related in verse / by Juliana Horatia Ewing ... ; and painted in colours by R. Andre. London, 1883. PZ6 1883 E946
  • Every girl's stories. London, 1896. PZ6 1896 E947
  • Girls' book of treasures including, entertaining and instructive stories, travels, pastimes, poems, recitations, in-door games, out-door games, and a great variety of other good reading for girls. Chicago, 1897. PZ6 1897 G475

Places and Races

  • Cat of Bubastes ; a tale of ancient Egypt / by G. A. Henty ; illustrated by J. R. Weguelin. London. PZ6 1800z .H47
  • Romance of Indian history, or, Thrilling incidents in the early settlement of America. New York, 18? PZ6 1800z.R64
  • Indian fairy tales as told to the little children of the wigwam. Boston, 1906. PS3545.A28
  • Tales about Canada / by Peter Parley [i.e. S.G. Goodrich]. London, 1843. PZ6 1843 G664
  • Peter Parley's tales about ancient Rome : with some account of modern Italy. New York, 1833. PZ6 1833 G663
  • Catherine Parr Traill. Lady Mary and her nurse : or, A peep into the Canadian forest / by Mrs. Traill ; with illustrations by Harvey. London, 1856. PZ6 1856 T735
  • Uncle Remus and his friends : old plantation stories, songs, and ballads with sketches of Negro character / by Joel Chandler Harris ; illustrated by A.B. Frost Boston, 1892. PZ6 1892 H277
  • Pioneer mothers of the West, or, Daring and heroic deeds of American women : comprising thrilling examples of courage, fortitude, devotedness, and self-sacrifice / by John Frost. Boston, 1858. PZ6 1858 F767
  • The bear hunters of the Rocky Mountains / by Anne Bowman. Philadelhia, 186? PZ6 1860z B685b
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