ASU Book Traces Project

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Created Date: 2017-04-21
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: This ASU-owned book has an author's gift inscription in The heather on fire; a tale of the Highland clearances

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Created Date: 2017-04-21
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: Postcard paste down in The poetical works of Lord Byron: Portovenere postcard glued on endpaper (loose from book) with marginalia on postcard

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Created Date: 2017-04-21
Contributors: Patt, Leonard
Description: Author's gift inscription in William Hazlitt, essayist and critic; selections from his writings, with a memoir, biographical and critical

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Created Date: 2017-04-21
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: This ASU-owned book was found with an inserted bookmark, inside Samuel Butler, author of Erewhon (1835-1902) a memoir by Henry Festing Jones. "The All-in Policy" bookmark for Householders; advertisement

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Created Date: 2016-11-15
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: This ASU-owned book contains a previous ownership inscription from M. Dumas Faucher, 4 Place Bouquerie, Nimes. (An M. Dumas Faucher is traceable in other sources as a delegate from the Young Friends of Peace at Nimes. It is possible that this book once belonged to Jacques Dumas-Faucher, a lawyer in Nimes, France who was associated with the peace and education movement.)

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Created Date: 2016-11-22
Contributors: Zarka, Emily
Description: Contains hundred of handwritten slips of paper inserted by previous owner that serve as additions to all six volumes in this 1865 series authored by William Thomas Lowndes and revised by Henry G. Bohn.

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Created Date: 2017-04-13
Contributors: Zarka, Emily
Description: Editor Anne Manning's gift inscription in Valentine Duval : an autobiography of the last century (1860) to author William Stebbing (1832–1926).

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Created Date: 2017-04-21
Contributors: Soren, Hammerschmidt
Description: This ASU-owned book has an owner's inscription: For Selig Heller From Alfred J Goldsmith [portrait drawing] / Henry Davidoff PAK in Satan absolved : a Victorian mystery

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: This ASU-owned book includes an author-associated bookplate and possible author inscription in The golden age; a satire

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Created Date: 2017-04-19
Contributors: Looser, Devoney
Description: This ASU-owned book features an author's gift inscription, inside J. M. Barrie and his books : biographical and critical studies: "From the writer to W. G. Tarbet with Kindest regards J. A. Hammerton 8 Sep 00"

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.)