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Sir Frank Kermode Papers

The Princeton University Library has recently acquired 19 boxes of manuscripts, correspondence, audiovisual materials, and ephemera of Sir Frank Kermode (1919–2010), one of the most distinguished literary critics of the 20th century.

IMLS Archival Fellow: Brenda Tindal

Brenda Tindal is one of nine archival fellows chosen from a very competitive applicant pool to participate in Increasing African American Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers’ Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute, described by Harvard University Pro

Meet Mudd’s Jimmy Lu

Name: Jimmy Lu ’13 Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Title/Duties: Special Collections Student Assistant. I copy and scan documents to fulfill patron orders. I deliver files to offices that are too valuable to be sent via campus mail.

Girl who reads sensation story papers

Title: The girl who reads sensation story papers : [broadside sheet] Published/Created: [s.l., circa 1891] Description: 1 sheet : ill. ; 37 x 23 cm. Notes: First line: How charming the girl who endlessly glories.

Book and news pedlar, ca. 1644

Frontispiece to: [Masen, Jakob] Wolverdientes Capitel welches neulich die beyden weitbeschrienen Jesuiten. 1644. [(Ex) AP1 .F64q, item 303]

Tacketed parchment binding

Tacketed parchment binding. Italian, 16th century, covering the 1515 edition of Lascaris’s Grammar issued by Giunta in Florence. Call number (Ex)2512.564

Bookplate of Cha: Read of New Jersey, Esq.

Bookplate on front pastedown of Lilly, John, 18th cent. Modern entries: being a collection of select pleadings in the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer. Declarations, Pleas in Abatement and in the Bar, Replications, Rejoinders, etc.

Leary’s Bookstore, Philadelphia, ca. 1880

Leary’s bookstore stocked used and antiquarian books, illustration on rear pastedown of blankbook issued by the firm ca. 1880. Call number for blankbook: (MSS) C0938 (no. 62)

Daniel Russell (ca. 1642-1679) bequeaths a book to Thomas Shepard (1658-1685)

Inscription on front free end paper: ‘Tho: Shepard’s booke being part of the 10th legacy of my H[onore]d Friend Mr D[aniel] Russell who died of the small pox in Charlestown after his acceptance of a call to join with myself …

To all lovers of angling

To all lovers of angling: Gregory, fishing-tackle maker, at the Dial and Fish, opposite St. Clement’s Church in the Strand, London, makes and sells all sorts of multiplying and stop wheels [London?

Walter Houk Collection of Ernest Hemingway

The Walter Houk Collection of Ernest Hemingway is now open and available to researchers. The Manuscripts Division recently received a gift of five boxes of manuscripts, correspondence, stenographer’s notebooks, photographs, and nautical charts from Walter Houk.

Ellen Gordon Craig – bookplate

Bookpate with initials ‘N C’. This is Ellen Gordon Craig (1904-75), always known as Nelly, Edward Gordon Craig’s daughter by Elena Meo. This bookplate is the work of her brother, Edward Anthony Craig (1905-1998) whose working name was Edward Carrick.

Arms of Jean-Alexandre van den Broecke, fl. 1646

Arm on covers of Gesta Dei per Francos, siue Orientalivm expeditionvm, et regni Francorvm hierosolimitani historia a variis, sed illius æui scriptoribus, litteris commendata: nunc primùm aut editis, aut ad libros veteres emendatis. Auctores præfatio ad lectorem exhibet.

The Country Book-club 1788

Illustrated titlepage: Shillito, Charles. The country book-club. A poem. London, 1788. Illustration on t.-p. etched by Thomas Rowlandson.