Sample title pages
of Rare Book Collection
The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Description: Full leather, spine stamped in gold. Marbled endpapers,
laid paper with watermarks. Engraved frontis, title page printed in
red and black. Profusely illustrated with engravings. Privileges, catchwords,
signatures, long 'S' type, and some Italic type. 18 volumes.
Call #: PR3720 D60 (Rare Book)
Title: History of the Horn-book
Author: Tuer, Andrew White
Description: Vellum over boards, cover and spine stamped in gold.
Cut and gilt top edge, others uncut, marbled end papers. Book contains
actual Horn-books, both wood and leather. Profusely Illustrated. Privileges
"To the Queen-Empress." 2 volumes.
Call #: Z1033 H8 T8 (Rare Book)
Title: A History of the Late Siege of Gibraltar; with a Description
and Account of that Garrison, From the Earliest Periods.
Author: Bethune, John Drinkwater
Description: Full leather stamped in gold. Marbled endpapers, laid
paper with watermarks. Numerous engraved fold-out views and maps.
Privilege, long 'S' type, signatures, marginal notes, and catchwords.
Call #: DA87.5 1779 B4 (Rare Book)
Title: Numismata. A Discourse of Medals, Antient and Modern.
Author: Evelyn, John
Description: Full leather, blind stamped on front and back, spine
stamped in gold. Goffered edges, marbled endpapers, title page printed
in red and gold, laid paper with watermarks. Profusely illustrated
with engravings of medallions. Dedication, signatures, catchwords,
marginal notes, long 'S' type, and some Italic type.
Call #:CJ5538 E8 (Rare Book)
Author: Boccaccio, Giovanni
Description: Full leather, blind tooled and stamped in gold. Gilt
edges all around, laid paper with watermark. Illustrated title page,
Italic type, long 'S' type, signatures, catchwords, register, and
colophon. Handwritten marginal notes, handwritten title on cover.
Call #: PQ4267 A2 1541 (Rare Book)
Title: Scotland: an Archaeological Guide, from Earliest Times to
the 12th Century A.D.
Author: Mackie, Euan Wallace
Description: Quarter leather, spine stamped in gold. Rag paper with
marbled edges. Profusely illustrated with engravings. Beautiful colored
fold-out map of Scotland, dated 1791. Long 'S' type, catchwords, and
signatures. 2 volumes.
Call #: DA770 M22 (Rare Book)
Title: Around the World in San Francisco
Author: Austin, Leonard
Description: Cloth spine, paper cover over boards. Colored paper pages
with deckle edges. Profusely illustrated with block prints. Wonderful
descriptions of San Francisco's ethnic groups. 500 copies printed.
Call #: F869 S3 A9 1940 (Rare Book)
Title: American Clipper Ships, 1833-1856.
Author: Howe, Octavis Thorndike
Description: Paper wraps, cloth over boards. Illustrated with lithographs,
wood engravings, and paintings of ships. Charts, diagrams, and maps.
Call #:VM23 H6 (Rare Book)
Title: A Collection of Parliamentary Debates in England from the
Year M,DC,LXVIII to the Present Time.
Author: Great Britain Parliament
Description: Full leather with spine stamped in gold. Laid paper,
signatures, catchwords, and marginal notes. Long 'S' type. 24 volumes.
Call #: J301 H8 1739 (Rare Book)
Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys: to Ascertain the Most
Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi
River to the Pacific Ocean.
Author: United States War Department
Description: Profusely illustrated with color and black and white
etchings showing scenic views, flora, fauna, and detailed maps. 12
Call #: F593 U58 (Rare Book)
Title: Nouvelle Cuisine Bourgeoise: pour la Ville et pour la Campagne
Author: Dubois, Urbain
Description: Illustrated paper over boards. Engraved frontis with
paper guard. Detailed description of French cuisine including 200
Call #: TX719 D82 1878
Title: The Plan of St. Gall: a Study of the Architecture and Economy
of Life in a Paradigmatic Carolingian Monastery
Author: Horn, Walter William
Description: A three volume set giving a detailed view of monastic
life, beginning in the 9th century, inferred from the architectural
plans of the monastery of St. Gall. Beautifully illustrated with maps,
plans, drawing, etc.
Call #: NA5843 H67 (Rare Book)
Title: The House that Jeffers Built
Author: Jeffers, Garth
Publisher: Yolla Bolly Press
Description: Woodblock illustrated cloth over boards in slip case.
Numerous photographs of Robinson Jeffers, his family, and home. Signed
by Garth Jeffers. 175 editions/copy 111. 2 volumes.
Call #: PS3519 E27 Z6255 (Rare Book)
Title: The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds of Small Extent
Author: Scott, Frank Jesup
Description: Cloth stamped in gold, gilt head. Profusely illustrated.
Extensive monograph of 19th Century landscaping methods, including
many botanical diagrams.
Call #: SB473 S4 1872 (Rare Book)
Title: Essays of Leigh Hunt
Author: Hunt, Leigh
Description: Half leather, spine stamped in gold, covers inset with
marbled paper. Marbled endpapers, laid paper, watermark, deckle tail
and fore-edge. Engraved frontis with tissue guard. Engraved title
page in red and black. Marginal head ornament, colophon, and factotum.
150 published/copy 84.
Call #: PR4810 A5 J6 (Rare Book)
Title: Maumbury Ring
Author: Hardy, Thomas
Description: Paper over boards with paper title label. Laid paper
with watermark. Colophon. 100 published/copy 46.
Call #: PR4750 M2 1942 (Rare Book)
Title: A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English
Stage, Together with the Sense of Antiquity Upon this Argument
Author: Collier, Jeremy
Description: Full leather, blind stamped and tooled, goffered edges
in gold. Laid paper with watermark. Long 'S' type, Italic, Roman,
and Gothic type. Text primarily English with some French and Latin.
Marginal notes, catchwords, and signatures. Publisher's advertisement.
Errata at end of table of contents. Decorated bookplate "Collegium
sive aula D. Catharinae in Universitate Cantabrigiensi."
Call #: PN2047 C6 1698 (Rare Book)
Title: [Virgil] This Elaborate Translation of the Prince of Latine
Poets, Virgil, with Sculpture, and Illustrated with annotations by
Description: Laid paper. Long 'S' type with Greek and Latin text.
Dedication "To the illustrious and high-born Princess the Lady Mary,
Eldest Daughter to his Royal Highness James Duke of York...." Engraved
illustrations. Stamped, engraved seal on page one. Signature, catchwords,
and marginal head ornaments.
Call #:PA6807 A1 O4 (Rare Book)
Title: Roughing it, by Mark Twain
Author: Twain, Mark (Samuel L Clemens)
Description: Cloth over boards, blind stamped borders, front central
illustration stamped in gold. Double frontis illustration with tissue
guard. Profusely illustrated. Copy is Salesman's Dummy with four or
five leaves of subscriber's names removed.
Call #: PS1318 A1 1872 (Rare Book)
Title: Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861
Author: Wheat, Carl
Description: Cloth covers, spine leather stamped in gold. Deckle fore-edge,
watermarks. Profusely illustrated with views and numerous maps, many
fold-out. 5 volumes.
Call #: GA405 W5 (Rare Book)
Title: Paradise Lost; a Poem, in Twelve Books.
Author: Milton, John
Description: Full leather stamped in gold. Laid paper. Engraved frontis
portrait, engraved illustrations throughout. Decorated head ornaments
and ornamental initials. Privileges, catchwords, signatures, and index
with marginal numbers. Includes publisher's advertisements and "Notes
upon the twelve books of Paradise Lost, written by Mr. Addison."
Call #: PR3560 1719 (Rare Book)
Title: Avli Gellii Noctivm Atticarvm Libri
Author: Gellius, Aulus
Description:Full leather, blind stamped and tooled, spine stamped
in gold. Laid paper, gilt and goffered edges all around. Aldine printer's
device in red and black in front and black in back of book (Aldus
Manutius). Italic, Greek, Roman, and long 'S' type. Guide letters,
signatures, catchwords, register, and colophon. First edition of 1515.
Call #: PA6390 A2 1515 (Rare Book)