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Herr Heinrich Haag the Elastic-Skin Man

Herr Heinrich Haag the Elastic-Skin Man. New York: N.Y. Popular Publishing Company, [ca. 1880]. Call number (Ex) Item 6221469 ❧ [title page transcribed] Life and Adventures of Herr Heinrich Haag the Elastic-Skin Man.

Edward Irenaeus Stevenson. His Book.

Bookplate of Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (1858-1942) ❧ Signed at lower left: EIS del[ineavit]. 1891. ❧ Inscribed on open book: φρονιμος οι όφεις = wise as serpents (cf. Matthew 10:16).

John Montagu, the 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749)

Arms of John Montagu, the 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749) on covers and his badge on spine of: Francis Howgil. The Dawnings of the Gospel-Day, and its Light and Glory Discovered [London: s.n.,] Printed in the year 1676.

Pictorial Embellishments for the New Year

Large, readable digital file of this single sheet advertisement is also available. Benjamin Henry Day was publisher of Brother Jonathan from 1852 to 1862.

Supralibros of Marco Antonio Foscarini, doge of Venice, 1695/?6-1763

Arms of Marco Antonio Foscarini, doge of Venice, 1695/?6-1763. Noted historian and bibliographer. “He left a rich and very select library of books and manuscripts, which was sold after the fall of Venice in 1799.

Claude Crespigny of the South Sea House

Claude Crespigny of the South Sea House [This post first published in December 2011. Revised May 2013] ❧ Armorial bookplate, signature, crest, cipher, inscription. ❧ Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny (1706-1782).

Rude Britannia: Marks Naughty Children Draw in Their Books

An eighteenth-century writer could try to realize some cash by dedicating a work to an important person, who might return the favor with some remuneration.  Perhaps the anonymous author of the innovative speller, The Child’s New Play-Thing (London: T.

Rude Britannia: Marks Naughty Children Draw in Their Books

An eighteenth-century writer could try to realize some cash by dedicating a work to an important person, who might return the favor with some remuneration.  Perhaps the anonymous author of the innovative speller, The Child’s New Play-Thing (London: T.

George Cruikshank’s Pop-gun

George Cruikshank (1792–1878) was one of the most inventive and talented graphic satirists of his time.

Thomas Frewen, of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Esqr., 1711.

Bookplate: Thomas Frewen, of Lincoln’s Inn, in the County of Middlesex, Esqr., 1711. Citation: Franks 11412. [(Arms. Frewen quartering Scott, Longhurst and Wolverstone.] ❧ This is Thomas Frewen (1687-1738), according to ESTC T132060, copy held at Ham House.

Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829)

Bookplate and bookstamp of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829). More than 40 of his books in the Library, many including with a presentation inscription from the work’s author.

1752 Irish prize binding

Prize bookplate from Trinity College, Dublin to William Stopford, presented by Brabazon Disney, at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, 1752. Armorial stamp of Trinity College, Dublin, on front and back covers. According to William B.

Douglas Kent Hall Papers

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the Douglas Kent Hall Papers, a generous gift from Dawn Hall in 2010, have been arranged and described in a detailed finding aid and are now open and available to researchers.

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