History 96: History of the Book

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History 96: History of the Book


A collaboration of Tisch Library Special Collections and students in HST 96: History of the Book, taught by Professor Alisha Rankin in Spring, 2017.


Tufts University. Tisch Library.


Tufts University. Tisch Library.



Collection Items

Sandys's, view of Constantinople, foldout between pp
view of Constantinople in George Sandys's book

Radcliffe. Frontispiece. Volume One.
Title page of volume one of The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, (London, 1794)

Staunton. Appendix. Page xxiv. Provenance.
Provenance marks on the final page of the appendix of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China by George Staunton (Philadelphia, 1799). Consists of the signature of D. Crocker.

Paine. Title Page.
Title page of Rights of Man; a response to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine featuring the edition number and publication details.

Grose. Title page. Handwritten note.
Instructions for binding handwritten in pencil on the title page of A Guide to Health, Beauty, Riches, and Honour, by Francis Grose, Printed for Samuel Hooper (London, 1783). The note reads "Bound in calf - let the edges remain precisely as they…

Grose. Inside cover.
Bookplate of Edward Greenfield Dogget and Hugh Greenfield Dogget on inside front cover. Pastedown over marbled paper. Depicts St. Peter's Hospital, Bristol. Illustrator's name "C. Bird, 1893."

Radcliffe. Volume One. Page 51. Annotation.
Annotation found on page 51 of volume one of The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, (London, 1794) reading "Made 2 beds how many did I sleep in?"

Basil.  Front Cover
Front, leather binding of the book.

Bryan's diagram of the northern hemisphere constellations, Plate IV
Detailed diagram of northern hemisphere constellations

Paine. Dedication
Dedication from Thomas Paine to George Washington in Rights of man: being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution including light marginalia.
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IIIF Manifest

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