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2016 2017
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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Battersby, Caryl James, Devoney, Looser
Description: This edition includes a gift inscription and book plate. The inscription reads, "Hilda Bragg from C. A. E. R.". The bookplate is Hilda Bragg's.

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Blunt, Wilifrid Scawen, Soren, Hammerschmidt
Description: This edition includes an owner's inscription, "For Selig Heller From Alfred J Goldsmith" and a portrait drawing; and the flat signature of "Henry Davidoff PAK".

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Coleridge, Sara, Devoney, Looser
Description: This edition has an autographed letter with signature from Derwent Coleridge (dated 13 November 1865) tipped-in on a front endpaper. The letter is from Derwent Coleridge, third son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, describing Coleridge-associated publications of the mid-nineteenth century.

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Austin, Alfred, Looser, Devoney
Description: This edition includes an author-associated bookplate and inscription, "To G--n W---s. April 24 1871." Bookseller has penciled in "To Golden Winnings." 1st Ed. Austin, Poet Laureate of Eng. Austin's Copy with the book plate of his wife on front cover" (obscured by glued on card slip).

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir, Looser, Devoney
Description: This edition features an author's gift inscription, "From the writer to W. G. Tarbet with Kindest regards J. A. Hammerton 8 Sep 00".

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Coleridge, Sara, Looser, Devoney
Description: This edition includes a gift inscription by the author's (Sara Coleridge) descendant Lord Coleridge, "William Thomas Furse from his Godfather, Lord Coleridge June 22 77"

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Benson, Arthur Christopher, Devoney, Looser
Description: This edition features the author's gift inscription, "To Thomas Sharrock from A C Benson [Magd Dol Lam?] May 10 1915 With all best wishes".

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Cook, Eliza, Looser, Devoney
Description: This edition includes the author's gift inscription, "To Anne Dickinson With Kindest Wishes from Eliza Cook".

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Burnett, Frances Hodgson, Fredericks, Alfred, Zarka, Emily
Description: Edition includes author's gift inscription, "From Fannie".

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Crawford, Jack, Zarka, Emily
Description: This edition includes an author's inscription written in two different pen colors, "J. W. Crawford aft Jack to Rev. W. O. Cornman."

Our project seeks to identify, record, and photograph significant, unique features of C19 and early C20 readership found in out-of-copyright ASU-owned books. To begin, we're examining pre-1923 titles in the PRs and the PSs in Hayden Library. (There are 13,673 pre-1923 books on the shelves in the PR and PS--British and American literature--sections.) This ASU Digital Repository space will collect digital images of the most interesting of these examples. We will also be sharing some of them with the University of Virginia-based crowd-sourced project founded and led by Prof. Andrew Stauffer, from which we take our project name and our inspiration: http://booktraces.org. We hope to locate objects for a potential future ASU special exhibit in 2019, when Hayden Library re-opens after its major renovation. (The books are leaving the tower in summer 2017.)