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Your search for posts with tags containing Book Catalogs found 13 posts

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 9, 1769). “A very large and compleat Assortment of BOOKS.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, experienced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2019

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (January 26, 1769). “Catalogues may be had of what Books will be sold this Night.” An advertisement in the January 26, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2019

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

July 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 15, 1768).“A large Assortment of BOOKS.” Although eighteenth-century booksellers sometimes issued book catalogs, either as broadsides or...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jul 2018

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (June 2, 1768).“For a more particular description I refer to my printed catalogue.” In the spring of 1768 William Semple advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jun 2018

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 28, 1768).“Printed CATALOGUES of the Library of the late Jeremy Gridley, Esq; will be delivered Gratis at the Auction Room.” In January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2018

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston.  Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2018

August 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (August 17, 1767).“They will be presented to the Publick in a Catalogue.” Garret Noel continued to stock “A Very extensive Assortment of Books”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2017

Catalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq

A manuscript library catalogue of the Barrister John Russell Rowntree and his sister Elizabeth, who inherited her brother’s books after his death in 1831. The four sections are: History, voyages, travels, Bewick’s works, & miscellanies;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jun 2017

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston.  Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American Advertising.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2017

May

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (May 19, 1766).“CATALOGUES to be had gratis at the London Book-Store.” Bookseller John Mein published an advertisement that offered to deliver and distribute...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2016

Catalogue of Bradenham House library, Norfolk

Manuscript catalog of approximately 1600 books in the Bradenham House library, Norfolk including eight incunables and a second folio of Shakespeare. The entries are arranged by format beginning with folios and followed by quartos and “octavo...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jan 2015

A catalogue of the library of F.F. Foljambe Esqr. at Osberton, 1810

A manuscript catalog of the books in the extensive library of Francis Ferrand Foljambe, in a single hand, written mostly on the rectos only; later additions (mid-1850s?) in another hand, between existing entries or on the verso. Works are grouped alphabetically...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jul 2013

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