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Ms. Codex 1886
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- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Library catalogue
- circa 1894-1900
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- Ms. Codex 1886
- 1 volume
- 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.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio
This codex is available for research.
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Source of Acquisition
Sold by Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), 2017.
Controlled Access Headings
- Blank forms
- Book catalogs
- Codices (bound manuscripts)
- Manuscripts, English--19th century
- Private libraries--England--19th century