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The Shelf List, September 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

An illustration of a man handing a piece of paper to another man over a ledger book.

An original illustration by H. R. Grissinger.

Art Curiosa Collection

All Around Weekly. New York: Frank Tousey. [2 issues added]

Carleton, L. C. The Hunter Scouts, Or, The Bride of the Valley. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Chicago Ledger. Chicago [Ill.]: A.J. Boyer. [5 issues added]

The Dollar Newspaper. Philadelphia [Pa.]: A.H. Simmons, 1843.

The Ladies’ Visitor, and Drawing-room Companion. New-York [N.Y.]: Curtis and Co.

Saturday Night. Philadelphia, Pa.: Davis & Elverson, 1865. [1 issue added]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly. New York, N.Y.: Street and Smith, 1861. [3 issues added]

 

Augustiniana Collection

Back, Siegfried. Von Der Liebe Verwundet: Anna Katharina Emmerick : (1774-1824). Würzburg: Augustinus-Verlag, 1955.

 

Early American Imprints

Greeley, Horace. New-York Daily Tribune. New-York [N.Y.]: Greeley & McElrath, 1842.

The Pennsylvanian. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Mifflin & Parry, 1832.

Relf, Samuel. Relfs Philadelphia Gazette, and Daily Advertiser. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Samuel Relf, 1803.

Skinner, Samuel Haviland., Joseph Whilden, and Ebenezer Smith Thomas. City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser. Charleston [S.C.]: E.S. Thomas, 1840.

 

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon. Macedonia Epirus Et Achaia. [Amsterdam]: [Iean & Corneille Blaeu], 1640.

Laet, Joannes de. Maiores Minoresque Insulae Hispaniola, Cuba, Lucaiae Et Caribes. [Leiden]: [Joannes de Laet], 1630.

Lewis, Samuel, et al. The State of Pennsylvania: Reduced With Permission From Reading Howell’s Map. [Philadelphia]: [Mathew Carey], 1795.

Lodge, John. An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christophers, From an Acutal Survey: Shewing the Parishes, Churches, and Rivers; Also the Bays, Rocks, Shoals, and Soundings That Surround the Whole. London: Publish’d as the Act directs 30th March 1782 by J. Bew, Pater Noster Row, 1782.

Martin, David. The State of Pennsylvania: From the Latest Surveys. [New York]: Published by J. Reid, 1796.

Milton, Thomas., James Rentone, James Mynde, and Samuel Harding. A Plan of the City and Harbour of Havana: Situated On the Island of Cuba in 23d: 10m. Nth. Latitude & in 292d: 15m Longitude From the Meridian of Teneriff. [London: Sold by S. Harding … R. Amey … W .H. Toms, 1739.

Mitchell, S. Augustus 1792-1868., and W. H. Gamble. County Map of the State of Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia]: [W.H. Gamble], 1871.

Robert de Vaugondy, Didier. Carte Des Parties Nord Et Ouest De L’Amérique Dressée D’apres Les Relations Les Plus Authentiques Par M … En 1764: Nouvelle Édition Réduite. [Paris]: [s.n.], 1772.

Verdun de la Crenne, Jean René-Antoine, Jean-Charles de Borda, Alexandre Guy Pingré, and active 1775-1799 Petit. Carte Réduite D’une Partie De L’Océan Atlantique Ou Occidental… Paris, 1775.

 

Manuscripts Collection

Grissinger, H. R. Lot of 3 Original Illustrations for the Saturday Blade. [1923].

 

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The Shelf List, August 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Photo of a map of Port au Prince.

Le Port au Prince dans l’isle de St. Domingue (1764) by Jacques Bellin.

Art Curiosa Collection

Leslie, Frank. Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner. New York: [Mrs. Frank Leslie, etc.], 1865. [New issues added.]

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. New York [N.Y.]: Leslie-Judge Co., 1914. [New issues added.]

Lot of Newspapers Published December 8, 1941.

Munro, Norman L. Golden Hours. New York, N.Y.: Norman L. Munro. [New issues added.]

Portland Eclectic and Northern Home. Portland, Me.: S.T. Pickard & Co.

Portland Tribune. Portland [Me.]: [s.n].

The Saturday Evening Post. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Samuel D. Patterson & Co.

Stoddart’s Review. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co.

 

Early American Imprints

The Lehigh Register. Allentown, Pa.: Augustus L. Ruhe.

Paterson Daily Guardian. Paterson, N.J.: Van Derhoven & Irish, 1864.

 

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Aa, Pieter van der. La Grande Tartarie, Suivant Les Nouvelles Observations De Messrs. De L’Académie Royale De Sciences, Etc.: Augmentés De Nouveau. A Leide: Chez Pierre vander Aa, 1729.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. L’empire De La Chine: Pour Servir a L’histoire Générale Des Voyages. s.l: s.n., 1748.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Le Port Au Prince Dans L’isle De St. Domingue. [Paris]: [s.n.], 1764.

Buchon, J. A. C. 1791-1846. Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique De La Pensylvanie.

Diderot, Denis. Astronomie. Paris: Briasson, 1751.

Jefferys, Thomas. A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax. [London]: [Gentleman’s Magazine], 1750.

Keulen, Johannes van. Nieuwe Paskaert Van De Kust Van Hollandt Tussen Texel Ende Maes, Waer in Vertoont Wert Alle Syn Diepten En Droochten. Als Mede Hoe Haer De Landen Vertoonen Vytter Zee: Seer Naeukeurigh Opgestelt. t’ Amsterdam: by Johannes van Keulen, boeckverkoper ande Oostsyde vande Nieubrugh, inde gekroonde lootsman, 1697.

Levasseur, V. Amérique Méridionale. A Paris: Chez A. Combette, Editeur, rue St. Jacques, No. 41, 1847.

Levasseur, V. Amérique Septentrionale. Paris: A. Combette, 1845.

Mercator, Gerhard, and Hendrik Hondius. Hungaria. [Amsterdam?]: [Henricus Hondius?], 1623.

Sayer, Robert. A Plan of Fort St. Louis Harbor On the South Side of Hispaniola. London: Printed for Robert Sayer…, 1788.

 

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The Shelf List, July 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Two-page spread of a scrapbook showing brochures of the Cunard Steamship Company.

Selection from the scrapbook of Ralph Emerson, 1883-1884.

Art Curiosa Collection

[Advertising Leaf, From a 1901-1902 Trade Catalog of A.C. McClurg & Co.]. Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1901.

Banner of Light. Boston [Mass.]: L. Colby & Co.

Boyle, Edward R., Thomas Folsom Norris, and Erasmus Addison Norris. Olive Branch. Boston [Mass.]: S. Rowland Hart, 1857.

Brame, Charlotte M. Redeemed By Love. New York: F.M. Lupton.

The Centennial Record. Portland, Me.: Geo. Stinson & Co., 1876.

Chicago Ledger. Chicago [Ill.]: A.J. Boyer. [new issues added]

Franklin’s Miscellany: A Cheerful Companion for the Lovers of Literature, Natural History, and the Fine Arts, Legendary and Historical Fiction Interspersed With Facts and Scraps, Original and Select; Poetry, Bon Mots and Epigrams .. London: B.D. Cousins.

Hearth and Home. New York: Graphic Co., 1874.

Moore’s Rural New-Yorker. Rochester, N.Y.: D.D.T. Moore, 1850.

New-York Dispatch. New York [N.Y.]: [s.n.], 1854.

New-York Mercury. New York [N.Y.]: Krauth & Cauldwell.

The Philadelphia Saturday Courier. Philadelphia [Pa.]: Woodward & Clarke, 1835.

Phillips, Libbie Sprague. Ruby Gordon, Or, Back From the Grave. New York: F.B. Warner, 1909.

Portland Transcript. Portland [Me.]: Gould & Elwell, 1846.

Saturday Night. Philadelphia, Pa.: Davis & Elverson, 1865. [new issues added]

Scottish American Journal. New York [N.Y.]: A.M. Stewart & Co.

The Spirit of the Times. New York: George Wilkes, 1868.

Spirit of the Times and the New York Sportsman. New York [N.Y.]: E.A. Buck, 1892.

Star Spangled Banner. Boston [Mass.]: J. Jones.

Street & Smith’s Literary Album. New York: Street & Smith.

Sunday Dispatch. New York [N.Y.]: Amor J. Williamson, W. Burns & Watson, 1854.

[Trade Card for F. Trifet, Dealer in Scrap Book Pictures and Fancy Cards.]. Boston: F. Trifet, 25 School Street, 1880.

Veale, E., and Palmer Cox. Cock Robin: And Other Stories. [Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer Company, 1896.

Veale, E., and Palmer Cox. Jack the Giant. [Philadelphia]: Hubbard Pub’g Co., 1896.

 

Autographed Books Collection

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944., Peter Newell, and James M. Preston. Cobb’s Bill-of-fare. New York: George H. Doran, 1913.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book. [First edition]. Louisville: Frankfort Distilleries, 1934.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. Old Judge Priest. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1916.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944. A Plea for Old Cap Collier. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921.

Cobb, Irvin S. 1876-1944., and Tony Sarg. “Speaking of Operations–“. 38th printing, 270th thousand. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938.

Davis, Robert H. 1869-1942. Irvin S. Cobb, Storyteller: With Biographical Particulars and Notes On His Books and Who’s Cobb and Why? New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924.

Rinehart, Mary Roberts, and Irvin S. 1876-1944 Cobb. “Isn’t That Just Like a Man!”. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920.

 

Early American Imprints

McMichael, Morton, and Robert M. Bird. North American and United States Gazette. Philadelphia, Pa.: G. Graham, 1847.

 

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Lesley, J. P. 1819-1903. A Geological Hand Atlas of the Sixty-seven Counties of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Board of commissioners for the second geological survey, 1885.

Walker, Francis Amasa, and Julius Bien. Statistical Atlas of the United States: Based On Results of the Ninth Census 1870 With Contributions From Many Eminent Men of Science and Several Departments of the Government. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1874.

 

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Realia, Irish Linen Square Celebrating “Peace 1919”.

 

Manuscripts Collection

Carignan, Anna., Yvonne de Nevers, Eva Berard, and Anitha Dube. Photographic Album, “Cheerful R.I. Four”, 1923.

Emerson, Ralph. Scrapbook of Ralph Emerson, 1883-1884.

Hine, Charles D., and Charles D. Hine. Mrs. Hine’s Mark Twain’s Pocket Adhesive Scrapbook. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., 1880.

Lassie Scrapbook. 1969.

Scrapbook, Pottstown Pa (politics and News), 1897.

Scrapbook, Tailor’s Clothing Samples, 1910.

[Three Photo Albums of Circus History]. 1960.

Timothy, Walter, Jr. Photograph Collection of Walter Timothy, Jr., chiefly 1911-1918.

 

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The Shelf List, June 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

A scrapbook page with an illustration of chickens affixed at the top and two newsclippings affixed below.

A page from the Mary Frances Knighton scrapbook.

Art Curiosa Collection

Bullock, Sam, and W. E. “Paddy” Krepper. Billy-boy: The Kidnapped Child. Cleveland, Ohio: Bee Key Music Co., 1909.

The Bummer Boy: A “spoony” Biography. [New York]: American News Co., 1868.

Carleton, L. C. Hickory Jack, Or, The Wild Man of the Woods. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Fletcher, Samuel. The Blazing Arrow. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Haggard, H. Rider. Allan’s Wife. New York: Hurst & Company, 1889.

Kennedy, A. E. The Three Bears. New York: Sam’l Gabriel Sons & Co., 1911.

Paine, Horace. The Boy’s Best Weekly. Cleveland: Arthur Westbrook Co., 1909.

The Railroad. New York: Charles E. Graham & Co., 1915.

Springer, J. The Forest Lodge: A Romance of Indian Life. New York: George Munro & Co., publishers, 137 William Street, 1864.

Treasure Island: (c)Fox Film Corp. New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., 1918.

 

Augustiniana Collection

Tonna-Barthet, Antonino. La Vita Di Gesù Nel Testo Concordato Dei Vangeli Con Riflessioni Di S. Agostino. Firenze: Tipografía Fiorenza, 1939.

 

Early American Imprints

Sherman, George, John Mershon, and Isaiah Thomas. New-Jersey State Gazette. Trenton, N.J.: Printed by Sherman, Mershon & Thomas, 1799. Volume I, Number 45, January 7, 1800.

 

Joseph McGarrity Collection

[Scrapbook, Shelbourne Hotel Dublin]. Dublin: s.n., 1930.

 

Maps, Images, and Graphics Collection

Andrew Jackson. Hartford: D.W. Kellogg & Co., 1830.

The Great American Tanner. New York: Currier & Ives, 1868.

James G. Birney: Nominated By the Liberty Party for Eleventh President of the United States. [New York]: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., 1844.

James K. Polk: Eleventh President of the United States. [Boston]: Published by F. Gleason, 1 1/2 Tremont Row, 1845.

John P. Hale: The Champion of Liberty and Free Soil. [New York]: Kellogg & Comstock, 1852.

Martin Van Buren, Eighth President of the United States, Inaugurated March 4th, 1837. [Hartford]: [D.W. Kellogg & Co.], 1837.

National Democratic Banner of Victory, 1868. [New York]: Published by Currier & Ives, 1868.

National Union Republican Banner, 1868. New York: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., 1868.

 

Manuscripts Collection

Albert Ritter Scrapbook.

Brown, John. Virginia Manuscript Certificate for Wolf-scalping Bounty. Virginia: s.n., 1804.

James Hazen Hardy, Jr., Papers.

Mary Frances Knighton Scrapbook.

 

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The Shelf List, May 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Half-length portrait of George Washington seated at a table.

Lithograph, George Washington. First President of the United States, [n.d.]

Art Curiosa Collection

Averill, Charles E. The Secret Service Ship; Or, The Fall of San Juan D’Ulloa: A Tale of the Mexican War. Boston: George W. Studley, 1898.

Continental Library. Baltimore: A.C. Meyer & Co.

Ellis, Edward Sylvester. The Boy Scouts, Or, The Hunt of the Pottawatomies. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Good Reading. New York, N.Y.: A.D. Porter, 1893.

Hamilton, W. J. Hiding Tom, Or, The Fox of the Prairie. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Hamilton, W. J. “Old Kit,” the Scout: A Tale of the Swamps. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Munro, Norman L. Old Cap. Collier Library. New York: Norman L. Munro.

The Nickel Library. Chicago: Novelist Pub.

Philadelphien. Canonizationis Beatae Catharinae Mariae Drexel Fundatricis Congregationis Sororum a SS. Sacramento Pro Indis Et Colorata Gente (1858-1955): Caso Straordinario Di Amanda Jane Wall. [S.l.: s.n.], 1997.

 

Maps, Images, and Graphics Collection

George Washington: First President of the United States. Hartford: Lith. of F.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 1840.

Grand, National, American Banner: Millard Fillmore. Andrew J. Donelson. The Americans Choice for President and Vice President From 1857 to 1861. [New York]: Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St., 1856.

James Madison: Fourth President of the United States. [Hartford: D.W. Kellogg & Co., between 1830 and 1842.]

James Madison: Fourth President of the United States. [Boston: Pendleton, ca. 1825-1828.]

James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States. [Hartford: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 1840.]

John Quincy Adams: Sixth President of the United States. Hartford, Ct.: Case & Skinner, 1830.

John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States. Hartford, Ct.: D.W. Kellogg & Co., ca. 1830.

A woman and a man sitting at a table with a book between them.

Laura Bang accepting the donation of Canonizationis Beatae Catharinae Mariae Drexel from Alan Miller, MD, FACS.

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The Shelf List, April 2019

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Cover of Green Fairy Book, bound in green with gilt decorations.

Andrew Lang’s Green Fairy Book.

Art Curiosa Collection

Book of Detective Stories. Boston: A. B. Courtney, 1894.

Buntline, Ned. The Indian Queen’s Revenge. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Buntline, Ned. Tiger-eye. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Fletcher, Samuel. Eagle-eyed Zeke, the Long-armed Trapper. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Hamilton, W. J. Tuscaloosa Sam, Or, Life in the Wilds. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

The Handy Manual: A Veritable Mine of Useful and Interesting Statistics, Information, Etc. Boston, Mass.: A.B. Courtney, 1895.

Lang, Andrew, and H. J. Ford. The Green Fairy Book. Authorized crown ed. London ; New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1929.

Meserve, Arthur L. Trapper Joe, Or, The Outlaw of Lake Huron: A Story of the Northern Lakes. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Pemmon, Frank. Book of Brief Narratives. Boston: A. B. Courtney, 1894.

Robinson, George W. The Red Star of the Seminoles: A Tale of Wild Life On the Border. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

The Unique Story Book. Boston: A. B. Courtney, 1895.

 

Autographed Books Collection

Bryce, Colette. Selected Poems. London: Picador, 2017.

McCormack, Mike. Solar Bones. New York: Soho Press, 2018.

 

Maps, Images, and Graphics Collection

Gen’l. Franz Sigel: At the Battle of Pea-Ridge, Ark. March 8th, 1862. New York: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., 1862.

Grand Banner of the Radical Democracy, for 1864: Genl. John C. Fremont. for President. Genl. John Cochrane, for Vice President. New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., 1864.

Grand, National, Democratic Banner: Press Onward. New York: N. Currier, 2 Spruce St. N., 1844.

Grand, National, Democratic Banner: Press Onward. : President and Vice-president. [New York]: Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St. N.Y., 1844.

Grand, National, Democratic Banner. Press Onward. [New York]: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce, 1848.

Grand, National, Democratic Banner – Press Onward. [New York]: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce, 1852.

Grand, National, Democratic Banner – Press Onward – Portraits From Daguerreotypes By T. Dunlap. [New York]: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce, 1852.

Grand National Republican Banner: Liberty and Union. New York: Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau St., 1876.

Grand National Union Banner for 1860: The Candidates and Their Platform. New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 1860.

Grand National Whig Banner: “Onward.” : Henry Clay. T. Frelinghuysen. The Nation’s Choice for President & Vice President. [New York]: Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., 1844.

Grand National Whig Banner: “Union for the Sake of Union” : Winfield Scott, William A. Graham. New York: Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 1852.

Major Gen. Benj. F. Butler, of Massachusetts. Hartford: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 245 Main St., 1884.

National Democratic Banner. New York: Currier & Ives, 1860.

A Philosopher in Ecstasy. (By George! I’ve Got It!!). New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau St., 1872.

The Presidents of the United States. New York: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier 2 Spruce, St. N.Y., 1844.

William Henry Harrison: Ninth President of the United States — Born Feb. 9, 1773 — Inaugurated March 4, 1841 — Died April 4, 1841. [Hartford, Conn.]: Lith. of E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 1841.

Political poster depicting the 1844 Whig candidates for president and vice-president, Henry Clay and Theodore M. Frelinghuysen.

Lithograph, Grand, National, Whig Banner, 1844. [View in Digital Library.]

Note: Our entire collection of 19th-century political lithographs has been digitized previously and is available in our Digital Library.

 

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The Shelf List, March 2019

The Shelf List highlights a few of the most noteworthy (or just my favorite) items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog.

Scrapbook page with two graphite illustrations, one of the ruins of a castle on a hill and the other (in color) of a woman bent over some cloth, possibly ironing.

Selection of illustrations from Esther Borough Johnson’s scrapbook.

Johnson, Esther Borough. European Views and Portraits. [s.l.: s.n., 1920?]. [Catalog link]

Esther Borough Johnson (1866-1958) was an English artist and a few of her paintings are in the collections of British museums. This album displays her illustrations, mainly in graphite but with a few watercolors as well, of various European cities in the 1920s. Her husband, Ernest Borough Johnson, was an artist as well, and you can view a portrait he painted of his wife on the ArtUK website.

Illustration by Arthur Rackham of Cinderella fleeing the ball at midnight.

Evans, C. S. and Arthur Rackham. Cinderella. London; Philadelphia: William Heinemann ; J.B. Lippincott Co., 1919. [Catalog link]

There are many, many illustrated versions of Cinderella, but this 1919 edition features striking silhouette illustrations by noted English illustrator Arthur Rackham (read a bio on Wikipedia).

Two-page spread of a scrapbook with watercolors including a profile portrait of a young woman, a house next to a stand of trees, and a young woman with a tennis racquet.

Selection of pages from the Edith Good scrapbook.

Good, Edith Isabella, Frederick de Coninck Good, and Clements Good. A Family History in Watercolors and Prints: Life in Victorian Era Hull, England. [s.l.: s.n., 1880?].[Catalog link]

Edith Good’s scrapbook showcases her watercolor illustrations, including portraits of family members, landscape scenes, and floral depictions. The illustrations likely date to the 1880s, when lawn tennis was just becoming popular in England, and several of the portraits in this album depict Good’s family members in tennis costumes with racquets. This acquisition also included some loose scrapbook pages with further illustrative work by her brother, Frederick, and their father, Clements.

Photo of 3 paper documents in Russian, a calling card (also in Russian), and a Red Cross arm band.

Selection of documents from Sir John Pollock’s Russian Red Cross service.

Russian Red Cross Documentation for Sir John Pollock, Petrograd [St. Petersburg]. [s.l.: s.n., 1916-1918]. [Catalog link]

This collection consists of 7 documents and 1 calling card, all printed in Russian, as well as a Red Cross armband, belonging to Sir John Pollock while he served with the Russian Red Cross on a humanitarian mission at the end of the First World War and through the Russian Revolutions.

Photo of a two-page spread of a travel diary, with handwriting and small drawings of architectural details in blue ink.

Selection of pages from a travel diary of a trip to Spain, author unknown.

Unknown author. A Tour of Spain, 1896. [s.l.: s.n., 1896.] [Catalog link]

This travel diary describes the author’s visit to Spain in 1896, a time of political unrest related to the Cuban War of Independence and subsequent intervention of the United States. The author provides firsthand observations of this interesting time period as well as describing sites visited in France and Spain. Also included are some hand-drawn maps showing the author’s route and a few small drawings of architectural details.

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