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Petersburgh, N.Y., [c1893].
[(Ex)HD6058 .R3 1893]

Orlando F. Weber Collection of Economic History.
Location Designator: ExW

About 2500 books of his library, mostly on English, French and American economics and management. The collection is separately arranged, classed and catalogued. Large number of early treatises on bookkeeping, and particularly strong on 17th and 18th century English pamphlets dealing with trade, money, banking and finance.

Presented to the Library ca. 1951, the collection was assembled by Orlando F. Weber (1879-1945). He was head of the Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation from 1920 until his retirement in 1935. He gathered his library as a basis for his studies of managerial methods, and as part of a research program which aimed to present the complexities of economic theory in simple terms to the average citizen.

A brief anecdote about Weber is found in the memoirs of the antiquarian dealer, Charles P. Everitt. See his The Adventures of a Treasure Hunter: A Rare Bookman in Search of American History (Boston, 1951) p. 81-82.

Four loose-leaf binders are available which list the entire holdings of the Weber collection and are stored in the Munger (Kane) Room cabinets, below Kane Collection. For particulars refer to: "The Orlando F. Weber Memorial Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XII, 4 (Summer 1951) pp. 216-217 [full text].

Pliny Fisk Collection

Founding: "Work in the subjects of money and banking, economics and finance have recently received a big impetus at Princeton University by the addition in the last few months of the famous Pliny Fisk statistical library. The library, the gift of Pliny Fisk of the class of '81, has been in the process of collection since 1880 by the banking house of Harvey Fisk & Sons of New York city, and is well known to all bankers. It is undoubtedly the most complete and exhaustive library in the realm of finance and economics in any American university. According to statistics made public by President Hibben, the collection is made up of more than 5000 bound volumes, 13,000 pamphlets, 30,000 stock and bond circulars, and newspaper clippings, which form, mounted, over 70,000 separate sheets. It is said that as a collection of corporate reports, financial pamphlets and copies of mortgages, it is unexcelled anywhere. There is a great number of reports of all the railroads in the country, and those of the more important roads are complete. Some of the statistics date back to 1828. In the collection there are also copies of leases, treaties, and agreements of railroads, some of which are extremely rare. A great part of the library is made up of the original manuscripts, the older ones written out in longhand. This library was moved to Princeton during the summer months, and Harvey Fisk, brother of Pliny Fisk, personally attended to the installation and setting up of the collection. Most of furnishings of the room are of the original library in the offices of the bankers in New York city. It is now placed in commodious quarters in the university library building and requires the continuous services of a special librarian and an assistant. It is thought that a great number of economists will be drawn to Princeton by this valuable collection, as the complicated and well worked out index system makes the library easily accessible to all. It has already proved its value to the many students in the economic and financial departments of the university, and is in daily reference use by many professors and graduate students. The development of the collection will not be stopped by its removal to Princeton, and it is expected that it will soon be one of the most serviceable libraries of its kind in the country." -- 'Fisk Library at Princeton,' Christian Science Monitor, April 18, 1916, page 19

As of 2001: "Pliny Fisk, class of 1881, ran one of the four largest investment houses at the turn of the 20th century. In 1915, he have his collection to Princeton University Library. It was considered one of the most important historical railroad research collections. Over time, many of the books were incorporated into the main collection. However, a large portion remained uncatalogued. In 1994, the corporate materials were separated from the railroad materials. With Princeton University unable to properly archive and preserve the collection of over 150,000 railroad pieces, a new home was sought. No library was willing to take it unprocessed. Thomas Taber, a leading railroad historian, agreed to take on the collection and process and preserve it at his own expense. After spending over one thousand hours, Taber has completed the project. The collection has been divided among four libraries based on their collecting strengths -- the Railroad Museum in Strasburg, PA; the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento; Barriger Library at the University of Missouri; and the Electric Railroader's Association. Princeton and railroad scholars owe Mr Taber a debt of gratitude for making this collection accessible to scholars."-- Bobray Bordelon ( Economics Librarian) in the March 7, 2001 issue of The Blue Sheet. Princeton University Library Staff Newsletter.

Also see the article by Herbert O. Brayer, "The Pliny Fisk Collection of Railroad and Corporation Finance" on the collection published in the Princeton University Library Chronicle VI, 4 (June, 1945) pp. 171-178. [full text] :

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Given by Thomas Eddy, Jr., Class of 1926 and Donald S. Eddy, Class of 1937, and their father, Thomas H. Eddy, (nephews and brother respectively of George Simpson Eddy) in 1947. The Eddy Collection of Frankliniana comprises approximately 3000 volumes, and about 20 boxes of manuscript material, such as photostats of Franklin letters, Eddy's research notes, and the like. For the non-book materials, see the George Simpson Eddy collection of Benjamin Franklin, 1684-1947 [(MSS) C0330] in the Manuscripts Division; a finding aid is available. See:See also: Princeton University Library. A Finding List of the George Simpson Eddy Collection on Benjamin Franklin. Preliminary uncorrected draft. (Princeton: The Library, 1955). [Finding aid in the Munger (Kane) Room].

Eddy made a checklist of the books making up part of his Franklin Collection. The checklist is in a legal size black spring binder with the spine labeled "EDDY." Exact title of the checklist is: Catalogue of Books in George Simpson Eddy's Library of Frankliniana and latest version of George Simpson Eddy's Catalogue of Dr. Franklin's Library. Call number: (EXOV) Z8313 .E339.

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The Library has a special collection of about half of the 1324 books issued for the American armed forces overseas during World War II. A list of holdings is available; it is a Xerox of the alphabetical listing in John Alden Jamieson's Editions for the Armed Services, Inc.: A History, Together with the Complete List of 1324 Books Published ... (New York, 1948). [(Exov) Z1039.S6 E27 cop. 1]. The 440 volume collection is housed in about 10 archival boxes and shelved under the call number (Exov) PN861 .E34. The checklist for the collection has the call number [(Exov) Z1039.S6 E27 cop. 2]

Also see the Collections File for a bibliography on the Armed Services Editions (in folder headed ARMED SERVICES EDITIONS.)

Details about Armed Services Editions can also be found in: John Y. Cole (editor), Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions. Published in Washington, D.C. in 1984 by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress [(DOCS) LC 1.2:B64/6]. A note about the Princeton ASE materials appears in this book.

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McGuffey's reading charts. ca. 1883
included in large hinged wooden
case of classroom charts
issued with stenciled notation:
"Moon & Haynes, Manufacturers /
Map and Chart Case / Richmond, Indiana"
[(Ex) stored in Objects Room ]

Modern scholarship has come to appreciate the importance of the history of education as a source for studies of reading and literacy, the transmission of ideas, social history, and many other subjects. Once the preserve of schools of education or the avocation of professionals in the field, the subject is now the focus of mainstream historians.

To honor the 34 cabinet members during his tenure as president of Princeton University, Harold T. Shapiro, with his wife, Dr. Vivian B. Shapiro, enabled the Library to form a collection of books and manuscripts related to the history of education. These supplement acquisitions made from the nineteenth century to the present. Both books and manuscripts, some annotated, are included. A listing of these first purchases was published in the Spring 2002 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle [ full text]

In 2004, the collection was supplemented by the acquisition of 320 books from Savoy Books. Focusing on the theory and practice of education -- primarily in America -- it included books, pamphlets, broadsides and manuscript materials.

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In January, 1981, the Library purchased a collection of 750+ novels published in England between 1900-1914. A checklist of the collection is available in the Collections File. Added to this first group was a second purchase of 667 novels made in January, 1983. Both groups were catalogued during 1982-83 under a grant from the Higher Education Act, Title II-C, and now form part of the General Rare Book Collection. All cataloguing records are found in RLIN and the Library's online catalogue.

For particulars refer to: [Stephen Ferguson], "Neglected Edwardians" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XLII, 3 (Spring, 1981) pp. 201-202 [ full text] .

See also: Jefferson Hunter. Edwardian Fiction (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982) [(F) PR881 .H86].

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Jonathan Edwards Library
Location designator: Ed

There are two main groups of Edwards materials in the Library. First, there is the Edwards Collection, about 60 volumes, which is separately arranged, classed and catalogued. It consists of books from the libraries of not only Jonathan Edwards but also many kin such as his father-in-law (James Pierpont, minister in New Haven, 1685-1714), his mother-in law (Mary Pierpont, herself a granddaughter of Thomas Hooker) and his son Jonathan Edwards, Jr., Class of 1765. All but a few of the Edwards Collection volumes came to Princeton in 1897 as the gift of John DeWitt, Class of 1861. The Rev. Dr DeWitt gathered them from many sources, including some formerly owned by the Rev. Dr. Tryon Edwards, great-grandson of Jonathan Edwards. Other books came from William H. Prestley (1895), Mrs William F-H. Dwight (1907), John H. Scheide, Class of 1896 (1941-2) and Mrs. Winthrop Dwight (1947). (At his death in 1758, Edwards left a library of about 300 volumes, valued at 77 pounds sterling, apart from a stock of his own published work.) The books in the Edwards Collection have to do exclusively with theology or religion: sermons (some by Edwards himself), Biblical commentaries, and published letters of famous religious figures. A listing of the material in the Edwards Collection (Ed) is on pp. 3407 to 3408 of Princeton University Library. Classed List. (Special Collections) vol. 6 (Princeton, 1920) [(ExB) 0639.7373.5]. [full text]. For a comparable listing of the Edwards books, see the entry for Jonathan Edwards in "Legacy Libraries: Libraries of Early America" section of, in particular the catalog of his library.
    For commentary and description refer to: Howard C. Rice, "Jonathan Edwards at Princeton. With a Survey of Edwards Materials in the Princeton University Library" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XV, 2 (Winter, 1954) pp.69-89 [full text] . Fifteen of the inscribed volumes are described in detail in the above article. Other particulars about the collecting of Edward's literary remains are given in Franklin Bowditch Dexter, "The Manuscripts of Jonathan Edwards" in A Selection from the Miscellaneous Historical Papers of Fifty Years (New Haven, 1918).

Second, the Library has a gathering of editions of the writings of Jonathan Edwards. The following bibliography of Edwards writings has been checked against the Princeton holdings: Thomas H. Johnson. The Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1940). [(ExB) 6058.051].

Of the 346 items recorded in the bibliography, the Princeton University Library has about 160 (as of 1954). Also the Speer Library of the Princeton Theological Seminary has 100 of the items. Together they hold about 2/3 of the total number of entries in the Johnson bibliography.

Johann Buxtorf
Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum
Basle, 1645
(Ex) 2291.231.11

Newspaper clipping laid in (ca 1844)

"An Old and Curious Book. We have recently seen, in the library of the Rev. Tryon Edwards of this city, a copy of one of the early editions of Buxtorf's Hebrew Lexicon, printed at Basel in 1645, very nearly 200 years ago. It formerly belonged to David Brainerd, the well known missionary to the Indians ; and was bound by them for him with a piece of otter skin painted in their peculiar style, and from which they had cut the fur, evidently with knives of stone or shell. It was left by Brainerd at the time of his death, at the house of the elder President Edwards; and from him has come down, through two generations, to its present owner. It is indeed a rare and curious work."

Almost fifty years later, a second report (1892) repeats much of the same information in connection with the book's display '[a]t the lecture on Brainerd, the missionary to the Indians, given in the Fort Street Church by Rev. Mr. Sexton. . . .' By this time the book was in the possession of Dr. Fitzhugh Edwards, 'of the eighth generation of the family in this country. Long ago as it was printed the typography is as clear and distinct as at the present day.' The book was presented to the Princeton University Library in 1907 by Mrs. William F. H. Edwards.
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EINSTEIN, ALBERT (1879-1955)

Collection received from the estate of Hanna Fantova in 1981. Off-prints, pamphlets, and books are included in this collection detailed in a typescript listing prepared by Alexander Wainwright. (See Vertical File for manuscript collection C0703). These printed items are in main catalogue.

In 2004, librarians at Princeton University discovered a diary written by Fantova, who recorded the scientist's day-to-day thoughts and activities in the last year and a half of his life, during their telephone conversations. The diary is available thru the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

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ELIOT, T. S. (THOMAS STEARNS) (1888-1965)

For particulars refer to: Donald Gallup. T.S. Eliot. A Bibliography. (New York, 1953). (Revised edition published in 1969). A copy of Gallup's bibliography checked for the Library's holdings and giving call numbers is available in the Dulles Reading Room [(ExB) 3728.287.037.21].

For a collection of periodicals in which his works appeared, see the collection entitled Miscellaneous works by T. S. Eliot, 1925-1948, which contains journal issues [(Ex) PS3509.L43 A6 1925q].

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In the Autumn 1977 issue of the Chronicle, the Princeton Emblem Bibliography project was announced. The project involves the census of emblem books at Princeton (and elsewhere), as well as several other related projects. The Project is described in detail by William S. Heckscher's article, and includes compiling a list of mottoes which are cross-referenced to their original source, building up an exhaustive listing of secondary materials on emblem-books, etc. (Note: This latter list is now published and available for purchase. A reference copy is in the Kane (Munger) Room.) Checklists of emblem books in other university libraries are being collected, and kept up to date. See: William S. Heckscher, "The Princeton Emblem Bibliography. A Progress Report" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XL, 2 (Winter, 1979) pp. 188-190 [ full text] .

The census has located more than 800 emblem books in various Princeton collections as well as in the Speer Library (Princeton Theological Seminary), and the Institute for Advanced Study. There are 51 Alciati editions at Princeton, including the 1531 (first) edition of Emblematum Liber. An early task of the project was the annotation of the following bibliography for holdings at Princeton. Mario Praz. Studies in Seventeenth Century Imagery. Second edition. (Rome, 1964) [(ExB) N7710. P89].

The first fruit of the Project is now available. It is the Emblem Books in the Princeton University Library -- A Short Title Catalogue. Published in December, 1984, the printed catalogue has over 105 pages, containing 801 entries and 5 indexes giving access to the books by place, date and other circumstances of publication. A permanent reference copy is shelved in the Munger (Kane) Room.

A major addition was made to the Princeton collection in 1956 with the gift of Mr. Sylvain S. Brunschwig of some 50 volumes. Twelve are various editions and translations of Alciati's Emblematum Liber. The gift is described in the following article: Howard C. Rice, "More Emblem-Books" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XVIII, 2 (Winter, 1957) pp. 77-83 [full text] . In the Princeton University Library Chronicle see the section titled Recent Acquisitions for materials acquired during the prior academic year.

Further references: The Graver and the Pen: Renaissance Emblems and their Ramifications; Catalogue of the Exhibition held in the Princeton University Library. (Princeton, 1954). [(ExB) 0639.739. no. 12]. [full text] . This catalogue is in typescript form; 165 volumes are listed and described, with photographs and illustrative material bound in.

Also see: William S. Heckscher, "Renaissance Emblems: Observations Suggested by Some Emblem-Books in the Princeton University Library" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XV, 2 (Winter 1954) pp. 55-68 [full text] . Professor Heckscher states that the Library "...harbors an exceptionally fine collection of emblem-books." Also see: William S. Heckscher, "Heliotropes and Romantic Ruins. Recent Emblematic Acquisitions" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XLV, 1 (Autumn, 1983) pp. 33-40 [ full text] .

   See also the entry: ALCIATI, ANDREA in this Guide.

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The Herman Elfers Collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson is the gift of William Elfers, Class of 1941. Numbering more than 75 volumes, the collection includes many presentation copies. It includes a copy of The Offering (Cambridge, 1829), a very scarce volume containing Emerson's first book appearance [(Ex) 3730.3675].

Further particulars regarding the collection can be found in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXV, 2 (Winter, 1964) pp. 163-164 [full text]. The collection forms part of the General Rare Books Collection. For holdings of Emerson see pp. 163-167 (section on Emerson) in Merle Johnson's American First Editions (4th ed.) New York: Edwards Bros., 1942 [(ExB) 04703.501.22].

A seven-page list of Mr. Elfers's gifts of Emerson books and manuscripts is to be found in the Collections File under Elfers. It is current as of 22 October 1992.

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The Library has substantial holdings of early printed English books. Access is through the public catalogues and copies of STC and Wing marked for the Library's holdings. STC and Wing are shelved in the Dulles Reading Room. See also: Landmarks of English Literature; a Checklist of an Exhibition. (Princeton, 1965) [(ExB) 0639.739 no. 35] [full text]..

Records of books purchased or given in the fields of English literature and history (which, of course, includes English books printed 1475-1700) are to be found in the various recent issues of the Chronicle. As a point of departure, refer to the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXV,2 (Winter, 1964) p. 160-172; [ full text], XXVII, 3 (Spring, 1966) p. 194-5 [ full text]; XXVIII, 3 (Spring, 1967) p. 193-4 [ full text]; XXIX, 2 (Winter, 1968) p. 156-60 [ full text]; XXX, 2 (Winter, 1969) p. 132-141 [ full text]; XXXI, 2 (Winter, 1970) p. 139-148 [ full text]; XXXII, 3 (Spring, 1971) p. 180-83 [ full text]; XXXIV, 1 (Autumn, 1972) p. 80-84 [ full text]; XXXIV, 3 (Spring, 1973) p. 186-191 [ full text]. Also, every Autumn issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle since 1974 (except 1976) has listed books relevant to this topic in the section called Recent Acquisitions.

Statistics on STC holdings, according to the latest census taken in 1972: the Library has about 1400 titles; the Robert H. Taylor Collection has about 285; the Scheide Library has 70. Details are in a folder on STC books in the files of the Curator of Rare Books. Note: At Special Collections in the VanPelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania, there are about 23,000 items from the STC Collection of books and broadsides in xerographic form available for consultation by readers. Princeton faculty and students have access to the UPenn library.

In 2003, the Library subsrcribed to EEBO, Early English Books Online. This service gives access to digital images of STC and Wing period books. For details, see this announcement.

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     The Princeton One Hundred Great English Books

In 1936, members of the Princeton English Department prepared a list of one hundred titles which in their opinion constituted the most important and influential books printed in English. At the time, Princeton had only 19 of these books in first editions, whereas Harvard had 79 and Yale had 74. Given this unfavorable comparison, an effort was undertaken to improve the Princeton Library's holdings of these 100 books. By 1955, the Library had 76; today (2004), together with the holdings of the Scheide and Taylor Libraries, it has 92. The list was first published in Biblia VII, 1 (February, 1936) pp.[15-20] [full text] .

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In 1957, under the direction of Professor James Holly Hanford, the Library began a program to collect intensively English books printed during the latter years of the 17th century. The exact chronological limits selected were from the restoration of the house of Stuart in 1660 to the Whig revolution of 1688. Three broad categories of desiderata were established: (1) Politics, Journalism, Religion; (2) Science, Philosophy, Economics; (3) Belles Lettres, Music, Drama. In collecting the material, especially religious controversy, the Library took into account the holdings of the Princeton Theological Seminary. No checklists outlining special strengths of the Seventeenth Century Collection are known, however most holdings are marked in the Dulles Reading Room copy of the first edition of Wing. One special purchase in this field of late 17th century English studies was the Aiken collection on the "Glorious Revolution". See entry in this Guide for WILLIAM III. See also the entry for DRAMA in this Guide.

Although prepared for use with microfilms of books, the following printed indexes provide access to over 25,000 titles of the Wing period (1641-1700). See: University Microfilms International. Accessing Early English Books 1641-1700. (Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1981) [(FilmB) Z2002 .U586 1981].

Also note that in 1990, UMI published a new nine-volume Early English books, 1641-1700, which includes a cumulative index to Wing in volume nine. The index provides author, title, and subject listings as well as lists of the contents to microfilm reel units 1-60 of UMI's series Early English Books II.

In 2003, the Library subsrcribed to EEBO, Early English Books Online. This service gives access to digital images of STC and Wing period books. For details, see this announcement.

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Princeton has about 20,000 books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, and British North America during the 18th century. Special groups are the Edwards and Witherspoon libraries as well as the 18th century section of the Princetoniana [or (P)] collection. Major concentrations of English imprints are found in the Richardson classification sections for English history, literature, and religion of the General Rare Books Collection. The Library's holdings are recorded, of course, in NUC Pre-56 as well as in selected specialized listings such as David Foxon. English Verse 1700-1750. (Cambridge, 1975) [(ExB) 3582.357]. (Note: In August, 1984, the ExB copy of Foxon was marked for Princeton holdings as determined by Foxon, in order to provide easy identification of these books. The Library has many other Foxon titles yet to be noted as being held at Princeton.)

The Library has completed reporting its holdings to the North American editorial office of the Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. Note: The British Library has made the database ESTC available free of charge at this link.

As a point of departure, refer to the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXV,2 (Winter, 1964) p. 160-172; [ full text], XXVII, 3 (Spring, 1966) p. 194-5 [ full text]; XXVIII, 3 (Spring, 1967) p. 193-4 [ full text]; XXIX, 2 (Winter, 1968) p. 156-60 [ full text]; XXX, 2 (Winter, 1969) p. 132-141 [ full text]; XXXI, 2 (Winter, 1970) p. 139-148 [ full text]; XXXII, 3 (Spring, 1971) p. 180-83 [ full text]; XXXIV, 1 (Autumn, 1972) p. 80-84 [ full text]; XXXIV, 3 (Spring, 1973) p. 186-191 [ full text]. Also, every Autumn issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle since 1974 (except 1976) has listed books relevant to this topic in the section called Recent Acquisitions.

Not to be overlooked for subject access to English books of this period is the following published by Dawson in 1979 for the Department of Printed Books of the British Library. It is Eighteenth-Century British Books: a Subject Catalogue Extracted from the British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books. (4 vol.) [(F) Z1016 .B75 1979q].

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     as well as Parrish Collection, and many relevant author entries in this Guide.

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J. Harlin O'Connell '14 Collection of English Literature of the 1890's.
Location designator: ExC

There are over 500 volumes (separately arranged, classed, and catalogued) in the O'Connell collection. There are many first editions of authors and artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Baron Corvo, John Davidson, Lord Alfred Douglas, Ernest Dowson, John Gray, A.E. Housman, Lawrence Housman, Lionel Johnson, Richard Le Gallienne, George Moore, Walter Pater, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Symons, and William Butler Yeats. Besides the monographs, many periodicals of the period are represented, including: The Yellow Book, The Butterfly, The Dome (Unicorn Press), The Savoy, The Strand Magazine, The Spirit Lamp, The Pageant, The Chameleon, The Albemarle, The Poster, The Century Guild Hobby Horse, and The Quarto.

The collection has examples from a number of presses. The collection seems to focus on the work of the publishers John Lane and Leonard Smithers. There are also specimens from Kelmscott Press, Daniel Press, and Ballantine Press.

For particulars refer to: J. Harlin O'Connell '14, "A Collector Looks at the Nineties" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle II, 4 (June, 1941) pp.121-132 [full text] . This article describes the exhibition of O'Connell's collection, which was held at Princeton before the Library received O'Connell's collection.

For further particulars refer to: Robert H. Taylor '30, "The J. Harlin O'Connell Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XIX, 3 & 4 (Spring and Summer 1958) pp. 149-152 [full text] .

Also see: Richard Ellmann. Wilde and the Nineties (Princeton, 1966) which also contains a retrospective view of the Exhibition by Alfred L. Bush [(Ex) 3989.5.658 and (F) 3989.5.658].

Note: During the academic year 1954-55 and through the generosity of the Friends of the Library, Princeton acquired the unique dummy copy of the fifth volume of The Yellow Book with eleven cablegrams to and from John Lane concerning the suppression of Beardsley's drawings for this volume. This is Volume 5 of (Ex) NE642.B363 Y3. See: J. Benjamin Townsend, '40, "The Yellow Book", in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XVI, 2 (Winter, 1955) pp. 101-103. Also included is a copy of the approved vol. 5. In yellow half-morocco slipcase.

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     and many relevant author entries in this Guide.

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Cover of
Graphic Americana:
the art and technique of
printed ephemera from
abecedaires to zoetropes

(Princeton, 1992)
[(GA) NE505 .R693 1992]

There are several interesting small- to medium-sized collections of printed ephemera scattered among the various Divisions of the Department. For example, in the Manuscripts division, the papers of Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842), Secretary of the Navy during the administrations of Presidents Monroe and John Quincy Adams, contain "a wide variety of printed ephemera" [(MSS) C0250]. In the Graphic Arts Collection, the Elmer Adler Papers contain many printers' samples from the 1920's and 1930's, collected during Adler's days in New York, and kept as part of the archives of the Pynson Printers and of the Colophon, of which he was editor and publisher. Also in Graphic Arts are to be found small miscellaneous collections of ephemera covering such subjects as "English, 19th century."

In the Theatre Collection, the Scrapbook collection of playbills, 1832-1973 (bulk 1878-1940) [(at ReCAP for use in RBSC) TC055] is a major gathering of ephemera of historical importance. It focuses mainly on 19th-century London plays. In the General Rare Books Collection, there is a collection of about 300 slip-songs and ballads printed in England in the late 18th to early 19th century [(Ex) PR1181 .xC6]. The collection is indexed by song title and printers' name and has the call number [(Ex) PR1181 .xC61].

See also Dale Roylance's color-illustrated exhibition catalogue: Graphic Americana: The Art and Technique of Printed Ephemera (Princeton, 1992) and the review of this exhibition in The New York Times (August 9, 1992).

See the Duffield scrapbook of material relating to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Call number is Ex 9011.25.25q. See also three subscription sets from the Exposition, call numbers (Ex) 2003-0001E, (Ex) 2003-0002E, (Ex) 2003-0003E.

Added in 1993-94 is a collection of 536 mounted proof impressions of 18th century Dutch trade labels for the linen thread trade. Done in Haarlem, ca. 1707-1750. Some of the labels are the work of Isaac van der Vinne (1665-1740) and seem to relate to two other of his albums dated 31 Jan 1707. See F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts XXXVII, p. 5, 79, 143. Also to be noted is a comparable album in the Print Room of the British Museum [1976, U, 117-118] which may have come from the collection of the Enschede firm at Haarlem whose library was sold in 1867. Some of the other labels are considered to be the work of Dirk de Bray (1620-1678).

The woodcuts have captions in Dutch, Spanish, French, and English, and many bear the name of a merchant or a slogan or both. Pictured on the labels are items of contemporary life such as household objects, trades, pastimes, animals, flowers, views of towns. The scenes of lamp-lighters, firemen, and night watchmen do not appear to have been used as labels. Call number for the Issac van der Vinne albums is (Ex) NC1002.L3 V56f.

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See the typescript catalogue of the now-defunct Princeton University Epigraphical Museum, founded in 1933, and compiled by William Kelly Prentice and Glanville Downey [(Ex) CN25 .P74 1933]. Some of the artifacts listed in this catalogue are now housed in the collections of the Library.

"The University's Epigraphical Museum, which has occupied a large room on the third floor of the Old Chemical Laboratory since 1933, at first consisted of a collection of original inscriptions and "squeezes" (paper moulds of inscriptions), which were brought back to Princeton by the archeological expeditions to Syria in 1899-1900, 1904-05, and 1909; a number of plaster casts were made in Princeton from the squeezes. To these were added some inscriptions presented to the University library by M. Taylor Pyne '77, Professor Rudolph Brünnow, and others. Since then, casts and originals have been presented by a number of people, in particular by Robert Garrett '97; one very important cast was presented by the Italian Government in 1935 and another has been loaned to the museum by the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Now the collection contains 37 originals and 95 casts, in addition to the squeezes. These include documents in 26 ancient languages. The inscriptions contain historical records, laws, business contracts, dedications to gods and epitaphs. There are also letters and records written in ink on wood and bone, and on small flat stones and pieces of broken pottery ("ostraka") materials which were widely used because of the high cost of parchment and papyrus."

            -- Glanville Downey '31. "History of the Alphabet" in the Princeton Alumni Weekly Vol. 38, no. 28 (April 22, 1938).

See also William Kelly Prentice '92, "The Alphabet's Family Tree: The Development of Written Thought Is Traced in Princeton's Epigraphical Museum, Recently Installed in the Old Chemical Laboratory", an article about the museum in the Princeton Alumni Weekly Vol. 33, no. 35 (June 9, 1933).

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See the Princeton University Library exhibition catalogue: Windows on other worlds: An Exhibition of Classic Works of Ethnography [3 February to 9 April, 1978] - [(ExB) 0639.739 no. 40]. [full text - part 1] and [full text - part 2] .

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In 1769, James Granger published a Biographical History of England with blank leaves for the addition of portraits, etc. to the taste of the purchaser. Hence grangerising, for the practice he formalized and promoted. Grangerised or extra-illustrated books, as they are now more commonly called, are copies which have had added to them, either by a private owner or professionally, engraved portraits, prints, etc., usually cut out of other books, and sometimes also autograph letters, documents and drawings. (John Carter)

Princeton has a number of extra-illustrated books -- approximately 200 such -- including a grangerised Granger Biographical History of England (as extended by Mark Noble, published in London in 1806). See Ex 1497.4055.12q (27 vol.).

Selected extra-illustrated books include: (arranged chronologically)

1795 ❧ an extra-illustrated copy of the Didot, 1795 edition of Voltaire's La Pucelle d'Orleans;

1803 ❧ a copy of the life and posthumous works of William Cowper, extra-illustrated by William Upcott (acquired ca. 1962-7);
Volume no. per Upcott
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• Hayley, William, 1745-1820.  The life, and posthumous writings, of William Cowper,   London, 1806.  4 v.   Princeton University Library call number (Ex) 3693.7.716.1806a 

The Iliad of Homer, tr. into English blank verse, by William Cowper, Esq., London, 1810. (Ex)3693.7.347.1810.
The Odyssey ... translated into English blank verse, by W. Cowper, Esq., London, 1810. (Ex)3693.7.347.1810a.
Private correspondence of William Cowper, Esq., with several of his most intimate friends, London, 1824. (Ex)3693.

•Cowper, William. Poems, London, 1800 (2 vol.) and Vol. III, London, 1815. (Ex) 3693.7.1800a


• Poems, Translated from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion,  London, 1811.
Bound with Power of Grace illustrated, in Six Letters from a minister of the Reformed Church to John Newton, London, 1792. (Ex)  3693.7.342.1811


• Cowper, Memoir, (London, 1816); Life, by J. Corry (London, 1803); Sermon, by S. Greathead (London, 1800) and some other biographical titles.   (Ex)  3693.7.311.1819


1832 ❧ A gift from Robert H. Taylor is John Taylor (1757-1832) Records of My Life(London, 1832), extra-illustrated with 871 plates: 2 v. expanded to 6; each leaf of text inlaid on large paper. A full, 20 page [Full list of contents] is available. Call number for this book: (ThX) PR5549.T3 Z5 1832q.

1827 ❧ See Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1827 edition of the Holy Bible [(Ex) BS185 1827 .O9e] which belonged to the first Earl of Ancaster, Alberic Drummond Willoughby (1821-1870). Each 51 cm. leaf is inlaid in 68 cm. leaf; 43 watercolor and sepia wash drawings by William Henry Bartlett have been removed from the set and are now housed in the Graphic Arts Collection.Remaining are 9 watercolors by Luigi Mayer, 2 watercolors by F. C. Cooper, 11 unsigned sepia drawings, and 101 lithographs after David Roberts. [Full list ] of remaining extra-illustrations.

1838 ❧ Memoirs of John Bannister, comedian. By John Adolphus; illustrated by Charles N. Mann. Call number: (ThX) 30104.114 [Full list of contents]

1868 ❧ A large-paper, extra-illustrated copy of Poems by Frederick Locker published in London in 1868.

1873 ❧ See the copy of Dr. John Doran's A Lady of the Last Century (Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu) (London, 1873) in 12 volumes extra-illustrated with many prints, etc. by A.M. Broadley [(Ex) 3862.7.64].

1886 ❧ A copy of William Winter's Shakespeare's England (Boston, 1886) once owned by Edwin Holden and given by Arthur C. Holden.

1890 ❧ A copy of William Winter's A sketch of the life of John Gilbert: together with extracts from his letters and souvenirs of his career (New York, 1890) [Full list of contents]

1914 ❧ See MSS C0015 which consists of a disbound copy of The Intimate Letters of Hester Piozzi and Penelope Pennington, 1788-1821, published in London in l914 and edited by Oswald G. Knapp, which has been extra-illustrated by the addition of 198 holograph letters of Mrs. Piozzi wholly or partially published in the text, together with a large number of other letters, poems, anagrams, epigrams, and prologues by Mrs. Piozzi; a series of important letters by Mrs. Pennington; numerous letters and portraits of other persons referred to in their correspondence; and over 300 contemporary views and caricatures. Included are an 18th-century map of Bath and a series of 12 prints (1857) by Thomas Rowlandson, entitled The Comforts of Bath.

1978 ❧ For the 20th century see this book in the Graphic Arts Collection: Stephen Longstreet, Sportin' house; New Orleans and the jazz story; A history of New Orleans sinners and the birth of jazz; with extra illustrations in watercolor, by the author, dated 1978 [(GAX) ML3561.J3 L63].

Other ❧ The Todd collection of photographically extra-illustrated Tauchnitz editions, 1750-1985 [(Ex) TR652 .T62] is a collection of 53 titles (109 volumes) which was acquired in 2001. It was formed by Professor William B. Todd in connection with his collecting the editions of Tauchnitz. The 53 titles are arranged in series. The first and largest series is 37 copies of Hawthorne's Marble Faun. Also includes: Romola by George Eliot; Pictures of old Rome by Frances Elliot, Walks in Rome by Augustus J. C. Hare, The last days of Pompeii, and Rienzi, by Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton; and Lays of ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Present in the collection file is Todd's notes (10 p.) giving a bibliographical analysis of the collection; the first section of which is a more detailed version of Todd & Bowen's Tauchnitz international editions in English, 1841-1955, no. 515-516. Of particular usefulness for understanding the extra-illustrated copies of Hawthorne's Marble Faun, see Susan S. Williams, "Manufacturing Intellectual Equipment: The Tauchnitz Edition of The Marble Faun in Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America, edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), pp 117-150.

Other ❧ See also the two cards covering extra-illustrated books in the Horace Collection (PTT) in the Department's special card file on the book arts.

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Kenneth McKenzie Fable Collection.
Location designator: ExF

There are over 700 volumes in this separately arranged, classed, and catalogued collection. The books range from early 16th-century editions of the Aesopian fables (i.e. Babrius and Phaedrus) in Latin and Greek to the 18th century's revived interest in fables. Besides the Aesopian fables, the editions of the fables of La Fontaine in France are very well represented. The Germans, Gotthold Lessing and Christian Gellert, as well as the Englishman John Gay, are also to be found in the collection.

Mr. McKenzie's personal catalogue of his collection is stored on the shelf between the oversize and the regular size volumes. It consists of 3x5 cards in a black metal box. Also included in the catalogue is information about fable books which Mr. McKenzie was unable to obtain. A photocopied set of the cards is available in the General Rare Books Collection [(Ex) Oversize Z8018 .M35 1898f]. A two box collection of mss., clippings, etc. related to the collection is in the Manuscripts Division: Kenneth McKenzie fable collection, 1898-1949 [(at ReCAP for use in RBSC) C0494].

For particulars refer to: Kenneth McKenzie, "Some Remarks on a Fable Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle V, 4 (June, 1944) pp. 137-149 [full text] . Mr. McKenzie's article relates a brief history of the fable, and in doing so reveals information about specific contents of the collection.

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The Library has a sizable collection of the published writings of William Faulkner. As of 1957 there were some 30 editions (American) of Faulkner's works, many the gift of Clifton Waller Barrett. For particulars about the collection at the time see: "The William Faulkner Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XVIII, 3 (Spring, 1957) pp. 166-167 [full text] .

For a collection of periodicals in which his works appeared, see the collection entitled Miscellaneous works by William Faulkner, 1930-1962, which contains various journal issues [(at ReCAP for use in RBSC) PS3511.A86 A6q].

For further particulars refer to: James B. Meriwether, "The Literary Career of William Faulkner. Catalogue of an Exhibition in the Princeton University Library." in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXI, 3 (Spring, 1960) pp. [111] - 164 [ full text]. The catalogue lists Faulkner material used for the exhibition, much of which came from the Princeton University Library holdings. See also: James B. Meriwether. The Literary Career of William Faulkner; a Bibliographical Study. (Princeton, 1961) [(ExB) 3734.92.063.2].

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Relation du voyage de Sa Majesté
britannique en Hollande,
Hague, 1692. (Ex)1591.178f

Published in Europe during the 17th to 19th centuries, these are illustrated books commemorating royal entrances, jubilees, funeral processions, and other fetes. The nucleus of the Library's collection is the gift of Susan Dwight Bliss from the library of her mother, Jeanette Dwight Bliss, and it includes a copy of the plates for the famous Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée, depicting a ballet and other festivities at Versailles in May 1664. (Unfortunately, the Princeton copy lacks the explanatory text.)

For particulars refer to: [Alexander Wainwright], "An Anonymous Gift" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XIX, 3 & 4 (Spring & Summer, 1958) pp. 209-211 [full text] and Dale Roylance, "Illustrated Books" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XX, 1 (Autumn, 1958) pp. 53-56 [full text] . See also the Bliss folder in the Collections File.

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FISCHER, LOUIS (1896-1970)

A 175-volume collection of the works of Louis Fischer (journalist, author, and lecturer) was catalogued during of the spring of 1985; records for them are in the Library's online catalogue.

Fischer's papers are stored at the Seeley G. Mudd Library [(Mudd) MC024]. The papers consist of correspondence, interviews, articles, notes, lectures, speeches, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document Fischer's life as a journalist, writer, commentator on international affairs, and a founder of the Liberal Party (1944). The collection includes the papers of Fischer's wife, Bertha "Markoosha" Mark Fischer, as well as family correspondence and papers.

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, Class of 1917 (1896-1940)

   See also: COLLEGE OF ONE

Fitzgerald's library and his own published works have been one of the chief holdings of the department since 1951. There are more than 300 volumes by and about Fitzgerald on the shelves in the General Rare Books Collection. In addition, the Library has 318 books that were owned by Fitzgerald. For these, see the listing updated in December 2007, including at end the directions for finding annotated books in the College of One collection. (Title of this document is Books owned by F. Scott Fitzgerald Currently held in the Princeton University Library Compiled August 2001, revised December 2007, from lists dating from 1949, 1956, 1962, and cards found in the Association File.) The Collections File for the rare book division and comparable files for the manuscript collections have the original lists and other details about FSF's books.

An important highlight of the Library's Fitzgerald collection is that it holds first editions of all but four of the 34 separate publications of FSF, as identified by Matthew J. Bruccoli. See his F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Bibliography. Section A. (Pittsburgh, 1972) [(ExB) Z8301.2 .B69 and Supp.]. The Library also has numerous later printings of these separate publications and these holding have been marked in ExB copy 2 of Bruccoli. Several important novels are in their first edition dust jackets, but the Library lacks those for This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers, Tales of the Jazz Age, and Tender is the Night.

In the Manuscripts Division of the Library is Fitzgerald's own copy of The Great Gatsby and his own copy of Tender is the Night, both with corrections and annotations in his own hand. (See finding aid for collection number C0187.) Another highlight of the collection is the 119 separate editions of translations of works by Fitzgerald. The collection includes the first translation of a Fitzgerald novel into a foreign language (Gatsby le magnifique. Paris: Simon Kra, 1926) [(Ex) 3740.8.341.78], as well as numerous other more recent translations. A listing of the translations appears in the 1980 supplement of Bruccoli's bibliography.

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FORD, FORD MADOX (1873-1939)

At present, the collection of Ford Madox Ford in the General Rare Books Collection includes many of the 84 titles (i.e. books and pamphlets) by Ford, including collaborations. During 1983, the few Ford books in the Library's collection were augmented by gifts from Edward Naumburg. Other books from the Naumburg/Ford collection arrived in December 1984; see the Collections File folder for details regarding gifts and purchases from the collection. All material has been catalogued; records for them are in the Library's online catalogue.

See also Jane Miller's note on the Naumburg Collection of Violet Hunt given to the Library in the Princeton University Library Chronicle LI, 2 (1990), pp. 210 ff. [ full text] Correspondence is located in (MSS) C0263.

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Some 250 pamphlets (mainly 18th century) dealing with the Masonic order in France, now referred to as Freemasons. Acquired by the Library before 1976. Most are catalogued.

See also the Gustave Bord collection of French historical material, 1626-1877 [(MSS) C0429] which contains manuscript materials on Freemasonry, and/or bound volumes with the Masonic symbol on the bindings.

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The Princeton Rare Books Collection of French literature, which numbers over 5000 volumes, includes many obscure and major literary figures. The 18th and 19th centuries are represented by large holdings of such writers as Balzac, Baudelaire, Chateaubriand, France, Rousseau, and Voltaire. Balzac and Chateaubriand are especially strong areas. Several editions of Balzac's Comédie Humaine (two Paris, 1842 editions), as well as collections of his letters and other works are available. Essays, histories, and novels, including Génie du Christianisme (13 editions, the first five from 1802) highlight a noteworthy collection of over 600 works by Chateaubriand.

Montaigne and Rabelais are also well represented. Rabelais' works include the first edition of his Ouevres (Paris, 1553) as well as a Paris, 1558 edition. Also available are the earliest editions of his Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-64) published in facsimile in Paris in 1925. One of Princeton's most significant and extensive holdings in the area of French literature is that of Montaigne's essays and letters. Of special interest is a first edition (Bordeaux, 1580) of his essays, among many second, third and later editions.

In 1974, 168 volumes were added to the Library, a bequest of Edward B. Meyer '21. They supplemented the already outstanding collection of 19th-century French literature. Many of the new acquisitions are handsomely bound and are of great interest to bibliophiles and literary historians alike. Many first editions as well as inscribed copies. For particulars see: Léon-Francois Hoffmann, "The Meyer Bequest" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXVI, 2 (Winter, 1975) pp. 150-56 .

Balzac, Honorè de (1799-1850)

An exhibition of Balzac materials was held at Princeton during the winter of 1949-50. Though the catalogue lists only about 25 books, they are all of significance. The catalogue is available in the Dulles Reading Room. See: An Exhibition of Early Editions of the Works of Honorè de Balzac 1799-1850. (Princeton, 1950). [(ExB) 0639.739 no. 4]. [full text] .

Chinard Collection

For details on the 500 volumes acquired in 1963 from the library of Professor Gilbert Chinard -- including many Utopian novels, imaginary voyages, and Franco-Americana -- see the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXVII, 3 (Spring, 1966) p. 192 [ full text]. Also see entry for CHINARD in this Guide.

France: 1940-1942 (H.C. Rice Collection)

In 1942, Howard C. Rice published a 200-page booklet entitled France: 1940-1942: A Collection of Documents and Bibliography. The material was organized into a number of sections, such as the defeat of 1940, the Vichy regime, the Free French, French colonial possessions, etc. Many of the documents published were drawn from Rice's own collection of pamphlets, broadsides, news releases, clandestine tracts, and publications of Free French organizations. This collection was given to the Library and prepared for public use in 1985-86. An inventory of the sorted collection was made by John Henneman in June 1986 and a copy of it is in the Collections File as well as in Box 1 of the collection. Call number for the collection is (Ex) DC397.F72 1940. See John Henneman's article on the collection in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XLIX, 2 (Winter, 1988) pp. 173-181 [ full text]

Books from Tsarskoe-Selo

In 1938, the Library purchased from New York bookseller Maurice Sloog "more than 600 volumes of early nineteenth century fiction ... from the Imperial Library at Tsarskoe-Selo. Most of the books have the stamp of the Imperial Library, and some bear the bookplate of Alexander III. Another plate with the words "Bibliothèque de Tsarkoe-Selo" indicates that the books came from that section of the private library of Nicholas II which was housed in the Alexander Palace." Further particulars given in the following article, here quoted above: Albert E. McVitty, Jr. '32 "Books from Tsarskoe-Selo, Nineteenth Century French Novels, Bearing Imperial Bookplates, Now at Princeton" in the Princeton Alumni Weekly XXXVIII, 27 (April 15, 1938), pp. 1-2.

Livres philosophiques

In early 1986, the Princeton University Library began systematically to collect over 700 titles that had been identified by Prof. Robert Darnton as "forgotten best-sellers" of eighteenth-century France. These 700+ are so-called "livres philosophiques", books carrying ideas of the philosophes which questioned the authority of the state, the church, and established society. Such books were sometimes satirical, sometimes fictional in guise, sometimes purported to be "true confessions", or "true reports" of inside official matters. Currently, the Library has about 300 of the 700+ listed titles. Particulars concerning the over-all list, current holdings, and recent acquisitions can be obtained from the Curator of Rare Books. Some details about "livres philosophiques" and the Library's collecting can be read in Robert Darnton, "Literary History and the Library" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Winter, 1987) issue [ full text] and in his book Edition et Sédition [(F) PQ265 .D37]. For further particulars on the collecting history of these books, see Robert Darnton, "Collecting and Researching in the History of Books" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Autumn, 2005) issue [ full text] with an afterword by Stephen Ferguson.

Also see Robert Darnton's two volume 1995 publication: The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France (New York: W.W. Norton) [(Ex) PQ265 .D37 1995] and its companion volume The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789 [(Ex) PQ265 .D367 1995]. This latter volume lists the 720 clandestine books for which Prof. Darnton has gathered evidence of use. The volume also contains detailed analysis on these books regarding demand, confiscation, regional distribution, etc. Of the 74 "Best-Sellers" listed on pp. 191-197, Princeton has 56 (or 75%) in first or otherwise early editions. Of the 18 that Princeton does not have in 18th century editions, the Library has nine in reprint or microform. As of June 1995, then, the Library lacks texts of only nine of the total 74.

Other authors

For articles on such figures as Balzac, Hugo, Montaigne, Napoleon I, Rabelais, Rousseau, and Voltaire see the indexes to the Chronicle. Also, listings of outstanding purchases or gifts in French literature are found in the various issues of the Chronicle. As a point of departure, refer to the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXVIII, 3 (Spring, 1967) p. 194 [ full text] ; XXXIX, 1 (Autumn, 1977) p. 48 [ full text] and the books under the heading "Continental History and Literature" or "Continental Books" in the various listings of Recent Acquisitions appearing in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXII, 3 (Spring, 1971) p. 177-80 [ full text]; XXXIV, 1 (Autumn, 1972) p. 79-80 [ full text]; XXXIV, 3 (Spring, 1973) p. 184-186 [ full text]. Also, every Autumn issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle since 1974 (except 1976) has listed books under these headings in the section titled Recent Acquisitions. See file "French Materials at Princeton" in the Collections File for bibliographies and lists relevant to this subject. See also Stephen Ferguson's article on Barbeu-Dubourg's Carte chronologique in the Winter 1991 Chronicle [ full text]. This article explains a time-line device described but not illustrated in the Encyclopédie.

In 1994, the Library received the legacy of Samuel Pogue, '41, consisting of over 100 sixteenth century French imprints relating chiefly to music. A copy of the list of these books is in the Collections File under the name: Pogue.

Also see the wonderfully detailed catalogue of the exhibition Americans in Paris curated by Howard C. Rice (Princeton, May 4 to June 30, 1956) [(ExB) 0639.739. no. 21]. [full text] .

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The Library has a great quantity of material on the French Revolution. The most effective access to holdings is provided by the following publication: Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Songs of the French Revolutionary Era in the Princeton University Library: A Descriptive Catalogue together with Indexes compiled by Carla Hesse and Laura Mason with the assistance of Stephen Ferguson. (New York and Princeton, 1989) [(ExB) Z2178 .P76]. This short-title catalogue lists the Library's 3000+ pamphlets from the French Revolutionary period.

Notes on some of the component collections:

1. Gustave Bord Collection: acquired in 1921, nearly 6,000 items. Evidently the collection of the French historian Gustave Bord, and sold to Princeton by the Paris dealer Champion after Bord's death in 1920.

2. W.D. Weaver collection: given to Princeton by James H. McGraw in 1923. Over 1000 pamphlets and nearly 2500 volumes. Briefly described in Princeton Alumni Weekly XXIV, 3 (Oct. 17, 1923) and in more detail in H.R. Shipman "The French Revolution Collection" in Princeton Alumni Weekly XXXIII, 5 (October 21, 1932).

3. The Chinard purchase includes more than 350 volumes relating largely to the history of France and particularly to the period of the Revolution. See the individual entry under Chinard in this Guide.

4. A collection of 583 pamphlets and leaflets collected by the late Professor Cornwell Burnham Rogers and given by Mrs. Cornwell B. Rogers in October, 1961. For particulars refer to: Princeton University Library Chronicle XXV, 2 (Winter, 1964), p. 164 [ full text] and also Cornwell B. Rogers, The Spirit of Revolution in 1789. (Princeton, 1949), especially pp. 284-303 [(Ex) 1509.178.7797]. The Rogers collection was organized by Carla Hesse during August, 1983. It is now arranged in 11 archival boxes and shelved under the call number (Ex) DC141 .C6. A shelflist (photocopy of Ms. Hesse's drafts of cataloguing records) is with the collection and lists the contents of the collection. The collection is particularly strong in songs of the Revolution.

See also Laura Mason's article based on materials in the Rogers collection. Laura Mason. "Popular songs and political singing in the French revolution." Princeton University Library Chronicle LII, 2 (Winter, 1991) pp. 171-189. [ full text]

Sets of legislative documents are one of the most significant portions of the Library's collection of government publications. Holdings in: Constituent Assembly, National Convention, Legislative Assembly, Directory, Consulate, and Old Regime.

Princeton continues to add to the Revolutionary material by purchasing 20th-century scholarly works about the period.

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FRIAR, KIMON (1911-1993)

Born in 1911, Kimon Friar is an American poet, translator, and editor of Greek descent. He is best known as the translator of Nikos Kazantzakis's verse epic The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, published in 1958. In 1992, the Library purchased a substantial portion of Friar's literary papers [(MSS) C0713] as well as 1500 books from his Library. The books are chiefly by and about more than 80 Greek authors contemporary with Friar, especially post World War II poets, including: Yannis Ritsos (79 titles dating from 1938 to 1986), Nikos Kazantzakis (37 titles, many with the author's inscriptions to Friar), Odysseus Elytis (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1979), George Seferis, and such like. The books were catalogued for the General Rare Books Collection during the year March 1992 to March 1993.

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"Futurism was an essentially Italian cultural phenomenon, linked to particular historical and intellectual circumstances. It was in effect the culmination of a series of attempts to break through the spiritual and intellectual stagnation of Italy and to bring about the cultural rejuvenation which Italians had impatiently awaited since the mid-nineteenth century, when the nation fought for political independence and unification." ("Futurism" in the Oxford Companion to Art History edited by Harold Osborne, Oxford, 1981, p. 210)

The protagonist of the movement was Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, whose first Futurist manifesto "Fondazione e manifesto del futurismo," was published in Figaro (Paris) on 20 February 1909. The painters Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, and Gino Severini proclaimed public adherence to the movement in March 1910. In April, 1909, the "Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting" was issued. In 1912, Boccioni published a manifesto of Futurist sculpture.

These and other Futurist works, such as catalogues of exhibitions, are to be found in the Marquand Library. A number of them are ex-libris Joshua Taylor, Ph.D. (1956) given to Princeton by Mrs. Stanley Johnson and Mrs. William Wuorinen.

A reprint of Futurist posters, newspapers, handbills, etc. is available in a four-box set in Marquand Rare Books with call number (SAX) NX600.F8 .M36q.

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GEORGE, STEFAN (1868-1933)

The Library has a 100+ volume collection of the works of the German poet, Stefan George (including first editions), which were originally in the library of Ernst H. Kantorowicz, and were presented to the library by the Institute for Advanced Study. The collection is catalogued; records for them are in the Library's online catalogue.

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