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ASU Book Traces Project


Date Range
2016 2017
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Author's gift inscription, "To W. C. Hazlitt Esq with kind regards, from Alexr Ireland," with tipped-in review of the book.

Contributors
Hazlitt, William, Ireland, Alexander, Patt, Leonard
Created Date
2017-04-19
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This edition includes author Katharine Lee Bates' gift inscription, "This grave work is presented, at request, to Mildred C. Smith, president of the Wellerby Gradaute Club, with Christmas Love from K.L.B. 1916."

Contributors
Bates, Katharine Lee, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-19
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This edition includes a gift inscription by author Rev. J.A. Davis, "To Rev. A. G. Russell with the warmest regards of the author J.A. Davis."

Contributors
Davis, John Agnell, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-19
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Portovenere postcard glued on endpaper (loose from book) with marginalia on postcard, laid in "The poetical works of Lord Byron : with copious illustrative notes, and a memoir of his life."

Contributors
Byron, George Gordon, Looser, Devoney
Created Date
2017-04-19
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This edition has a gift inscription by author John Jay Chapman, "Miss Goodale from John Jay Chapman Merry Xmas 1914."

Contributors
Chapman, John Jay, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-19
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This edition contains four additional tipped-in poems by the book's author. Poems appear to be cut from various newspapers of the period. Signature by book's owner located on title page.

Contributors
Bryant, William Cullen, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-19
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This edition includes an author's inscription, "with the regards of J.T. Fields."

Contributors
Fields, James Thomas, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-19
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Inscription of book award, "The New Shakspere Society's Prize to The University of Mississippi Awarded to Charlton Henry Alexander of Kosciuscko, Miss. June 28, 1877. John L. Johnson, Prof. Eng. Lang. & Lit."

Contributors
Furnivall, Frederick James, Hammerschmidt, Soren
Created Date
2017-04-17
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This edition includes an author's gift inscription, "To Mr. M. B. Sanford with the sincere regards of Arthur H. Nason Nov 11, 1916".

Contributors
Nason, Arthur Huntington, Looser, Devoney
Created Date
2017-03-15
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Editor Anne Manning's gift inscription to author William Stebbing (1832–1926), "To William Stebbing from his affectionate friend the editor Nov. 2, 1860".

Contributors
Manning, Anne, Zarka, Emily
Created Date
2017-04-13

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.)