[New Haven, Ct: c. 1863]. Album of engraved and photographic portraits of the 1863 members of DKE. The... Read More about Delta Kappa Epsilon [binding heading
Cambridge: Published by Hilliard and Brown. Printed by Hilliard, Metcalf, & Co, March, 1827. An interesting article starting on p. 13 "Miseries of the Spectacle family" details the problems of near-sighted students with girl and hunting, p. 90 has the Obit. of O. W. Precott.The Register ran for one year..... Read More about Harvard Register No. 1
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1867]. A distinctive portrait of the young Lowell reading, possibly from his Harvard 1867 photographic yearbook. Lowell wrote a history of the French Revolution and practiced law. Read More about Portrait of historian Edward J. Lowell, reading
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866]. George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard.The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of the..... Read More about Harvard Class of 1866 Photographic Yearbook
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1870]. Harvard's First Black Graduate, One of the “Talented Tenth”. Of particular interest is the portrait of Richard Theodore Greener, Harvard College's first black graduate and the first black graduate of a top-tier university (Slater, "The Blacks who First Entered the World of White Higher Education" p...... Read More about Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook
Cambridge [MA]: 1842. A Quinquennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Harvard University. Read More about Catalogus Harvardianus
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1896. First Edition. Hasty Pudding. Inscribed by John T.(yler) Wheelwright (1856-1925) in 1896 on ffep. The Hasty Pudding Club is the oldest extant theatrical club. Read More about Lines read at the Centennial Celebration of the Hasty Pudding Club of Harvard College 1795-1895
(Cambridge: 1902. Special Copy, #23 of 40 on Holland (Van Gelder Zonen) Handmade paper. Printed by the Marion Press. Larremore says there were 43 printed. One of 40 by the Marion Press. Read More about The Twelfth Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the Hasty Pudding Club. Containing a Brief...
New Haven, Conn: January 18, 1982. Hersey on MEN ON BATAAN. Hersey writes to Jean Wilson of NBC News, in reply to her request for information about his first-hand knowledge of Bataan and Corregidor. Reading, in part: “… my MEN ON BATANN was a book written at second hand, researched..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“John Hersey”), to Jean Sprain Wilson of NBC News
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. Second edition. Charles Sumner's law partner, Hawthorne's lanlord, founder of the Five of Clubs and first Dean of the Boston University School of Law. Read More about The Relation of the Poet to His Age. A Discourse delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of...
New Haven: Daniel Bowen, 1786. First edition. Read More about A Funeral Oration on the Death of Mr. Elizur Belden, of Wethersfield. A Senior Sophister, in...
Boston: Ticknor and Fileds, 1862. First edition, BAL binding 1 (with "TICKNOR & CO." in gilt on spine). This lecture, first presented in 1861 to Holmes' medical class at Harvard, closes with his poem, "The Two Armies" Read More about Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science. An introductory Lecture,...
Boston: in New-England : Printed by J. Draper, printer to His Excellency the governour and Council, for J. Eliot, 1736. First edition, no half-title. Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) was an American clergyman and the president of Harvard College (1737-1769), whose notions of democracy and government by the people preceeded and foreshadowed the..... Read More about Integrity and Religion to be principally regarded, by such as design others to Stations of...
Cambridge: 1942-1946. All are first editions or first separate printings. #39 of 75 copies printed by hand on Laversoke mould-made paper from Caslon Old Face type. Read More about Houghton Library Brochures. Volumes 1-5. #3 is Kipling on the Japanese
Philadelphia: October 4, 1842. Whigs in Kentucky. A partisan letter praising the spirit of the West and arrangements for an upcoming "Whig Festival," while disparaging President Tyler, whose unexpected rise to the presidncey after William Henry Harrison's sudden death left him aliented by both political parties. Reading in part:”The arrangements..... Read More about Autograph letter signed Joseph Reed Ingersoll ("JR Ingersoll") to ("Gentlemen"
Queens Village, New York, NY: July 18, 1811. An indenture concerning a historically significant property on Long Island and a sale by Lloyd heir, John Nelson Lloyd (1783-1842), and his mother, Amelia White Lloyd (1760-1818), to John Nelson Lloyd’s sister, Angelina Lloyd Strong (1785-1814). Queens Village, originally annexed to Oyster..... Read More about Autograph manuscript indenture signed (“Jno Nelson Lloyd”) and (”Amelia Lloyd”) for the...
Cambridge: Harvard Univesrity, June 14, 1923. A letter of introduction from President Lowell of Harvard to Supreme Court Justice and past President Taft. Gray (b. 1890) was a lawyer, businessman and banker. Read More about T.L.S. To Hon. William H. Taft. Introducing Francis C. Gray
London: F.C. et J. Rivington, 1810. “Editio nova”. John Amory Lowell’s Copy. A fasinating provenance. John Amory Lowell (1798–1881), of the distinguished Boston family of that name, was a businessman and philanthropist who became the sole trustee of the Lowell Institute when his cousin John Lowell, Jr., died in 1836..... Read More about Graecum Lexicon Manuale
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Signed on front free endpaper "Henry R. Luce/ Professor Bakewell's course 1917-18/ Room 250 Durfee/ Yale College." Read More about Source Book of Ancient Philosophy
Cambridge Mass: Widener W, Oct. 9, 1949. Speaking of lack of time to write. Read More about Typed Letter, signed. To Miss Lorraine Rothbard
np: `, 16 January, 1904. Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) is best known has Ik. Marvel, or Ike Marvel, names that resulted from a misprint of his chosen pseudonym, J. K. Marvel. Books on model farming and the pleasrures of rural life, such as the present volume and "My Farm of..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to Mr.Robinson, remembering his father very well as "one of the...
vp: 1875-1906. AUTHOR'S OWN COPY. Wiki_"Mansfield Merriman (1848-1925) was an American civil engineer, born at Southington, Conn. He graduated at Sheffield Scientific School (Yale) in 1871, was assistant in the United States Corps of Engineers in 1872-73, and instructor in civil engineering at Sheffield from 1875 to 1878. He was..... Read More about Collection of aprox. 50 scientific articles by Merriman
Stamford, Conn: The Overbrook Press, 1934. One of 150 copies and the first book of the press. Overbrook Press acquired the hardware of the August Heckscher's Ashlar Press, as well as the services of designer/compositor, printer Miss Margaret Evans. Read More about The Types, Borders, Rules & Devices of the press arranged as a Keepsake
Boston: Manning & Loring, for the Author, 1797. First edition. Thomas Paine, a leading American poet of his day, changed his name to Robert Treat Paine, Jr. to avoid association with the author of COMMON SENSE. Read More about The Ruling Passion: An Occasional Poem. Written by the Appointment of the Society of the Phi Beta...
Medford, [Mass.]: 20 May 1850. An anti-slavery hymn for freedom for Children by J.P. Morgan's abolitionist maternal grandfather.With pencil note beneath the poem saying this copy was used at Faneuil Hall July 4th 1850.Pierpont was an important influence on reform-minded antebellum poets. Along with John Greenleaf Whittier’s verse, Pierpont’s poems..... Read More about Manuscript, Signed of "Children's Hymn for Independence 1850...(Old Hundred)" Fair Copy
Washington, D.C: Privately Printed, 1946. First edition. Pirsson's unpublished fishing notes were printed after his death as a memorial volume, and edited by Waldron Faullkner, whose father was Pirsson's roommate at Yale. Pirsson was a distinguished geologist, a professor at Yale, and a passionate fly fisher. His base was the..... Read More about Fly-Fishing Days or, The Reminiscenses of an Angler. Edited by Waldron Faulkner