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Ms. Codex 1886

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Library catalogue
Date:
circa 1894-1900
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1886
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprising a catalog of a personal library compiled by an unnamed person circa 1894-1900.
Cite as:
Library catalogue, circa 1894-1900, Ms. Codex 1886, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume with marbled-edged paper, Library catalogue stamped in gold on the spine, and pre-printed columned leaves. The volume provides an inventory of a personal library compiled by an unknown person, probably from England in the late 19th century. There are over 150 titles on ten leaves. Spanning two leaves are eight columns with printed headings provided for the bibliographical description and location of the works in the library. A handwritten location at the top of the first two pages reads: Book case fixture no. 1 next entrance. The titles in the bookcase are arranged according to rows numbered one through five. The collection includes books regarding art, biographies, classics, culture, dictionaries, encyclopedias, fiction, history, and travel. There are several works in the library by Samuel Rutherford Crockett, Samuel Laing, and Charles Dickens. The title Diaries appears throughout the list. After the first ten leaves the remainder of the volume is blank.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Blank forms
  • Book catalogs
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Inventories
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
Subject(s)
  • Private libraries--England--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Library catalogue, circa 1894-1900.

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