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History of the Book and Illustrations collection

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Summary Information

Repository:
Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
Creator:
Free Library of Philadelphia.
Title:
History of the Book and Illustrations collection
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1250-2000
Call Number:
RBD.BOOK
Extent:
1.46 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains material that shows the history of the book. The majority of the examples of manuscripts are illustrations but there are a few letters and other documents. The printed material in this collection spans the 13th to the late 16th centuries and contains examples of different printing techniques.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], History of the Book an Illustrations collection, circa 1250-2000, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department.
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Biography/History

This is a collection of illustrations, manuscripts, and printed material obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia from various donations. A majority of the collection was from two Philadelphia book collectors, Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins. The collection was assembled as a teaching collection to show the history of the book and illustrations with examples of various printing methods and illustration techniques.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material that shows the history of the book. The majority of the examples of manuscripts are illustrations but there are a few letters and other documents. The printed material in this collection spans the 13th to the late 16th centuries and contains examples of different printing techniques. Although the majority of the artists are represented with only one piece of artwork, three artists are better represented. These artists are: the American artist and etcher Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), the American illustrator and graphic artist Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928), and the British caricaturist George Cruikshank (1792-1878).

Arrangement note

This collection is divided into two series: 1. Examples of manuscript material and 2. Examples of printed material. Materials in the first series are arranged in alphabetical order by author, and then by chronological order, whereas materials in the second series and arranged by chronological order.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Garrett Boos

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Some of the materials in this collection may be too fragile for use without the Curator’s supervision.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection includes materials donated by Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins, among others.

Processing Information note

This finding aid was entered into AT by Garrett Boos from legacy data compiled by the Rare Book Department. Each item was examined and description enhanced and standardized where necessary.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Free Library of Philadelphia.
Family Name(s)
  • Dalziel Brothers
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Illustrations
  • Manuscripts
  • Sketches
Personal Name(s)
  • Ashhurst, John, 1865-1932
  • Bartram, George, 1767-1840
  • Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
  • Bentley, William, 1759-1819
  • Brangwyn, Frank, 1867-1956
  • Briggs, Clare A., 1875-1930
  • Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886
  • Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924
  • Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
  • Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
  • Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856
  • Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865
  • Frelinghuysen, Joseph S. (Joseph Sherman), 1869-1948
  • Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928
  • Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944
  • Grasberger, George J. C.
  • Griffith, William, 1876-1936
  • Heaney, Howell J.
  • Manet, E´douard, 1832-1883
  • Pape´, Frank Cheyne, 1878-1972
  • Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936
  • Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
  • Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
  • Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
  • Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831
  • Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Subject(s)
  • Art--Technique
  • Printing

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Collection Inventory

Examples of manuscript material, 1830-2000.

Call-Number

Baskin, Leonard, 1922-. Autograph note signed to Howell J. Heaney. Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, Devon, England, 1 page with envelope, 1982 April 27.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969. Autograph note signed concerning a book by Mayne Reid, given to him by John Masefield. Apartment 1812 The Drake, Spruce Street, West of 15th Philadelphia, 1 page, 1959 December 5.
General note

On the stationery of "The Drake". A second autograph note by Blumenthal, similar to this, laid in.

History of The Book and Illustration MSS
Brangwyn, Frank, Sir, 1867-1956. Autograph manuscripts signed of the preface to Haldane Macfall's A History of Painting, 3 pages, circa 1911.
General note

Published in Macfall's A History of Painting (London, 1911).

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Briggs, Clare A., 1875-1930. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient. New Rochelle, New York, 1 page, 1925 January 16.
General note

Addressed: Dear Orson.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Taylor, illustrated with a sample sketch for a proposed book. Possibly London, 2 pages, undated.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924. Typewritten note signed to Helen Elizabeth Newmark. East Quogue, New York, 1 card color illustration with envelope, 1916.
General note

Eight lines of verse, with small illustration of a brownie. Place from postmark on envelope.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Autograph letter signed concerning a proposed production of Flora's Feast. 13 Holland Street, Kensington, London W., 1 page, 1901 September 26.
General note

Unidentified recipient.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of seven women, two men, and several groups of figures. London, 2 pages, 1830 January.
Dimensions note
32 cm.
General note

Pencil and pen and ink on paper. On final page and integral address leaf of Autograph letter signed (fragment) to Cruikshank from F. Marryat, postmarked 13 JA 1830. Autograph note from Cruikshank to Mr. Robins on integral address leaf. Notes to sketches in Cruikshank's hand. Torn in two.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Illustration for Ainsworth's Tower of London: "Queen Jane's entrance into the Tower of London", 1 leaf illustrated, 1839.
Dimensions note
15 x 24 cm.
General note

Pencil and watercolor on paper. Signed. Published as an illustration in Part 1 of Ainsworth's Tower of London (London, January 1840).

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of several groups of figures, 2 pages, 1836 June.
Dimensions note
32 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. On blank page of printed circular from the "Artists' Annuity Fund", June 13th, 1836. Autograph note by Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Illustration of a scene from Ainsworth's The Miser's Daughter: "Randulph refusing to drink the King's health 'over the water'", 1 leaf illustrated, circa 1842.
Dimensions note
19 cm.
General note

Pencil and wash on paper. Signed. Published in Ainsworth's The Miser's Daughter (London, 1842).

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Preliminary sketch of a scene from Ainsworth's The Miser's Daughter: "The Supper at Vauxhall", 1 leaf illustrated, circa 1842.
Dimensions note
19 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. Signed. Prepared for Ainsworth's The Miser's Daughter (London, 1842).

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Illustration for Ainsworth's Tower of London: "The Execution, or foul murder of Lady Jane Grey", 1 leaf illustrated, 1840.
Dimensions note
18 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. Signed. Prepared as an illustration for Parts xii & xiii of Ainsworth's Tower of London (London, December 1840), but unpublished.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of two desks, and two heads. London, 2 pages, 1841 September.
Dimensions note
25 x 20 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On both sides of a printed election notice, addressed to Cruikshank, postmarked SP 15 1841.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a nude, and several men, 1 leaf, 1853 June.
Dimensions note
18 x 12 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On verso of autograph letter signed to Cruikshank from W. Grinfell Elliott, June 10, 1853.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Signature. Autograph given to Reverend H. James, 1 leaf, 1858 July 31.
General note

Pen and ink on paper. Attached to a printed portrait of Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Autograph letter signed to the Dalziel Brothers, with a sketch, 1 page, 1874 November 6.
General note

Written on verso of a letter from possibly J. Hawes to Cruikshank, Nov 3/74. Notes by Cruikshank on this.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Illustrations of one unidentified character and five unidentified scenes, 5 wood blocks illustrated, undated.
Dimensions note
9 x 10 cm.
General note

Pencil on wood. Signed. Mounted and framed (S 29).

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of architectural views, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
23 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On recto of integral address leaf of an autograph letter (fragment) from an unidentified author to Mr. R. Cruikshank, giving instructions to the artist.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a coach driver with a passenger, and captioned "I pray you Sir, mind you don't take my veel off" and "a countenance more in sorrow than in anger", 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
10 x 15 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. Illegible name in margin.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a figure on horseback, surrounded by a multitude, at the entrance in a high wall, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
16 x 20 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and watercolor on paper. Possibly depicts Christ's entrance into Jerusalem. Notes in Cruikshank's hand on verso of integral leaf. Typed label attached.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a figure in a landscape, and sketches of architectural details, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
26 x 21 cm.
General note

Pencil and pen and ink on paper. On a printed broadside from Mr. Halse, advertising his portrait of Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a man's head, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
8 x 7 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink with watercolor on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a man's head, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
7 x 6 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, on verso of a printed program. Possibly represents Guy Fawkes.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a man's head, and other small figures, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
9 x 8 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and pen and ink on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a man on skates falling down, surrounded by other figures, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil on paper. Notes by Cruikshank on verso about weather observation.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of men exercising in a gymnasium, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
23 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and pen and ink on paper. On verso of an Autograph letter (fragment) by Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of two children pulling on a hoop, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
19 x 24 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and wash on paper. Rough sketches on verso. Typed label attached.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of two figures, and captioned, "Pray Sir are you aware that this house is haunted", 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
18 x 19 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of two men's shadows, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
26 x 17 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and wash on paper. Another sketch in pencil and wash on verso, of a man in a landscape.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of two seated women, drinking, and captioned "Oh la Mrs. Sucking I mustn't take any more indeed I mustn't I shall be quite tipsy...", 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketch of a wolf's head, and decorated initials, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 11 cm.
General note

Pencil and watercolor on paper. At foot of an autograph letter signed (fragment) from E.G. Flight to Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a fireplace, a furnace, architectural details and several people, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
24 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of four heads and a nude, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 16 cm.
General note

Pencil and watercolor on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of four horses and riders, and various architectural views, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
23 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and watercolor on paper. On verso of printed election notice.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a man wearing a ruff and spectacles, and another man's face, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 6 cm.
General note

Pencil and watercolor on paper. Autograph document signed (fragment), receipt from A. Holder, March 30, on verso.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a nude figure and three human heads and a horse's head, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 19 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor. Notes in Cruikshank's hand at head.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a scribe and several other men, with notes, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
8 x 12 cm.
General note

Pen and ink on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of seven men and three hats, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
9 x 23 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and watercolor on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of several figures in medieval costume, and swords and armor, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
11 x 17 cm.
General note

Pencil and wash on paper. Names of R.H. Dalton and Barham (i.e. Thomas Ingoldsby) in unidentified hand at head.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of several groups of comic figures, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
23 x 19 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. Typed label attached.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of several groups of figures, illustrating Pilgrim's Progress, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
19 x 12 cm.
General note

Pencil and pen and ink on paper. Autograph note by Cruikshank listing scenes from Pilgrim's Progress.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of several groups of figures, including men fencing, 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
18 x 23 cm.
General note

Signed in ink twice. Pencil and crayon within pen and ink borders on paper. Autograph note by Cruikshank.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of three fountains, one with a person nearby, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
13 x 20 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On verso of broadside for "Fitzroy Band of Hope".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of three women and two men, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
23 x 26 cm.
General note

Signed in ink twice. Pencil and wash on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of two heads, and a design for the word "YES", 2 pages, undated.
Dimensions note
12 x 12 cm.
General note

Pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On an Autograph letter signed to Cruikshank from Jonth. Everard.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of two knights on horseback, and two men, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
7 x 12 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pencil and watercolor on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches for a title-page, including the names George Cruikshank and Homer, and the letter H, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
10 x 18 cm.
General note

Pencil and watercolor on paper. Notes and accounts on verso in Cruikshank's hand.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Original sketches of a woman's head, 1 leaf, undated.
Dimensions note
7 x 13 cm.
General note

Signed in ink. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper. On verso of a fragment of a possible letter.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Dodge, I. Alex. Manuscript text for a possible advertisement for school of I. Alex. Dodge, using S.W. Clark's New Method of Teaching English Grammar. Emory, Virginia, 1 page of illustrations, circa 1850.
General note

At head of page: "I. Alex Dodge's S.W. Clark's New Method of Teaching English Grammar." Includes illustrations in red with heading: "Dodge's Etymological View of the English Language Exhibiting the Connection & Principles of Etymology." Several printed diagrams attached to page. One has heading: "Clark's Etymological Chart." Signature in lower left corner: "I. Alex Dodge, Emory & Henry College, Va." Notes to the printer throughout.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient. Possibly 13 Up. Fitzhugh, 1 page, December 17.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Ethiopian Manuscript: Folding Book, a folding picture book of ten New Testament scenes on leather. Ethiopia, 10 segments, 2000 December 9.
General note

Oh My Case!

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. Autograph letter signed to C. Walter Cushier. Convent, Morris County, New Jersey, 1 page, 1899 February 13.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. Autograph letter signed to Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, illustrated with a sketch. Convent Station, Morris County, New Jersey, 2 pages illustrated, 1902 July 21.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Moffat. Convent Station, Morris County, New Jersey, 1 page, 1904 July 19.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. Autograph letter signed to Miss Wells. Convent Station, Morris County, New Jersey, 2 pages, 1904 September 29.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. Autograph letter signed to William Griffith, enclosing sketches. Hotel National Davos-Platz, Switzerland, 7 pages illustrated, 1914 March 5.
General note

Five page letter, with two pages of pencil sketches on paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928. 18 original drawings for the Skating Series, 18 pen & ink drawings, undated.
Dimensions note
20 cm .
General note

Found with uncataloged manuscripts 1/2009

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient. 598 Madison Avenue, New York, 2 pages, 1925 January.
General note

Addressed: My dear Lowell. Stamped: Received Jan 21 1925.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, 1 page, undated.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. Autograph letter signed to possibly Mr. Schuler, 1 page, undated.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883. Autograph note signed to Mr. Berthey, 1 page, December 28.
General note

New Year's greeting card from "Quatre Chemins Editart, Paris" laid in.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Pape, Frank Cheyne, 1878-. Autograph letter signed to L. Dickstein. 59B St. John's Road Tunbridge Wells, England, 2 pages with envelope, 1927 October 26.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to H.F. Lieber. 3 Adelphi House, Robert Street, Strand, London W.C., 1 page with envelope, 1916 May 7.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to John Ashhurst (Mr. Ashurst sic). Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1918 December 25.
General note

On the stationery of the "Windermere Hotel".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to John Ashhurst (Mr. Ashurst sic). Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1918 December 26.
General note

On the stationery of the "Windermere Hotel".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to John Ashhurst (Mr. Ashurst sic). Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1919 January 1.
General note

On the stationery of the "Windermere Hotel".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to John Ashhurst (Mr. Ashurst sic). Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 page, 1919 March 3.
General note

On the stationery of the "Windermere Hotel".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to John Ashhurst (Mr. Ashurst sic). Broad and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 pages, 1919 March 3.
General note

On the stationery of the "Windermere Hotel".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936. Autograph letter signed to George J. C. Grasberger. Windermere Hotel, Philadelphia, 1 page, 1919 August 1.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient: "Dear G.I.C.". 95-97 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York, 2 pages, 1923 April 9.
General note

On the stationery of "Hotel Margaret".

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. Autograph letter signed to possibly Hamilton Boll. 33 Tite Street, Chelsea, London S.W., 3 pages, November 11.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. Sketch of a man's head; possibly a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, 1 page, 1839.
Dimensions note
20 cm.
General note

In pencil. On the back end-paper of Rembrandt Peale's Portfolio of an artist (Philadelphia, 1839). Previously identified as a sketch for Sully's portrait of Poe; cf. Biddle's  Life and Works of Thomas Sully, item 1388, there dated 1839 or 1840.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. Sketch of four male figures, 1 leaf illustrated, undated.
Dimensions note
14 cm.
General note

Pencil on paper. Mounted and framed. Autograph note signed by Anne Lady Ritchie, concerning the sketch, on the mount.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831. Autograph letter signed to Reverend William Bentley. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1 page, 1798 July 6.
General note

Torn.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831. Autograph letter signed to Nathaniel Greenwood Snelling. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1 page, 1824 July 12.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. Printed document, signed, receipt for payment by George Bartram. Philadelphia, 1 page, 1790 June 24.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS

Examples of printed material, 13th century-late 16th century.

Call-Number
Bible. Paris, France. 2 leaves, circa 1250.
General note

Vellum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

2003-297

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Homily. Germany, 1 leaf, color illustration, circa 1450 .
General note

Paper; hybrida.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

2003-301

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Petrarca, Francesco. Canzoniere e Trionfi. Add: Antonius de Padua: Vita di Petrarca Venice 1 leaf, 1473 .
General note

Paper; Goff P-375.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

2003-307

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Brandis, Lucas. Rudimentum novitiorum Lübeck. 1 leaf, illustration, 1475 August 5 .
General note

Paper; First Chronicle with illustrations; Goff R-345.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

2003-309

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Higden, Ranulphus, c. 1280-1364. Polycronicon. Translated by John Trevisa with the continuation 1357-1460 by William Caxton. Westminster, 1 leaf, 1482 October.
General note

Liber tercius, Capitulum 26; Goff H-267; paper.

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Cyrillus, Pseudo. Speculum sapientiae. In German. Das Buch der naturlichen Weiszheit. Translated by Ulrich von Pottenstein. Add: Lehre und Unterweisung wie ein junger Mensch sich in Ehrbarkeit und guten Sitten erhalten soll Augsburg 1 leaf, color illustration, 1490 May 25 .
General note

Paper; Goff C-1023; hand-colored woodcuts.

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2003-314

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Ludolph de Saxonia, c. 1300-1378. Vita Christi. In Dutch. Tboeck vanden leven Jhesu Christi Zwolle. 1 leaf, color illustration, 1495.
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Paper; Goff L-356; hand-colored woodcuts.

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2003-315

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Brant, Sebastian. Das Narrenschiff. In Latin. Stultifera navis. Translated by Jacobus Locher Philomusus. Add: Jacobus Locher Philomusus: Carmina varia Basel 1 leaf, illustration, 1497 March 1 .
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Paper; Goff B-1086; woodcuts.

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2003-313

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Pigouchet, Philippe. Horae. In Latin and French, use unknown. Paris 1 leaf, color illustration, circa 1497-1498 .
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Vellum; metalcuts.

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2003-311

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Horae. France, 1 leaf, color illustration, 15th century .
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Vellum.

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2003-298

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Noted missal. Italy, 1 leaf, color illustration, circa 15th century .
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Vellum.

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2003-320

History of the Book and Illustration MSS
Calendar leaf. Spain or Italy, 1 leaf, 15th-16th century .
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Vellum; liturgical manuscript calendar leaf; July; August.

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2003-321

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Garten der Gesundheit. 1 leaf, color illustration, 1508.
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Paper; see also 093 Sh13G (oversize) book by Ellen Shaffer called The Garden of Health.

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2003-312

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Neu Kreuterbuch in welchem nit allein die gancz…. Basel 1 leaf, color illustration, 1543 .
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Paper; woodcuts.

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2003-316

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Nova Reperta. Antwerp, 1 print, late 16th century .
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Impressio Librorum (book printing); engraving; paper.

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2003-310

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Psalms: Bible, psalter, possible horae. Italy, 1 leaf, color illustration, undated.
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Vellum.

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2003-300

History of the Book and Illustration MSS