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Close Looking in RU Special Collections

Last Thursday, the Rutgers English Methods in History of Books & Reading grad seminar met in Rutgers Libraries Special Collections and University Archives with Prof. Leah Price + Prof. Tom Fulton and Rare Book Librarian Michael Joseph.

The seminar members are Henry Carges, Sylvester Cruz, Elizabeth Dean, Sean Gill, Alice Martin, Catie Piwinski, Aidan Selmer, and David Tate.

Here are some of the books from the session:

Wynkyn de Worde, [Chronicle of England. (St. Albans Chronicle)], London: Wynken de Worde, 1502. (DA130.C46)

Sleeping Beauty. London: Raphael Tuck, [ca. 1900] (Uncataloged)

Old Fashioned Mother Goose Melodies. London: Carleton, 1879. (PZ8.3.M85Do)


Pam Scheinman, Wandering The Silk Road (2007) 8” x 6 ½’ x 5/8”
Mixed Media. (Uncatalaoged)


John Galt, The Life, Studies and Work of Benjamin West. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1820. (Xfol. CT104.W45G3 1817)

Blanchard Jerrold, The Life of George Cruikshank. London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. (XFol. NC1479.C9J5 1882)


Charles Dickens, Bleak House. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852-1853 (PR4556.A1 1852)

Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book. Boston: Fields & Osgood, 1869. (PR4219.A1 1869)


Sarah Fielding, The governess, or, Little Female Academy: being the history of Mrs. Teachum, and her nine girls: with their nine days amusement: calculated for the entertainment and instruction of young ladies in their education. Philadelphia: Dobson, 1791. (PZ6.F54.Go)


H. H. Green, Specimens of Ornaments and Printing Types Cast by H. H. Green, No 128 Fulton-Street, New-York, and 17 Canal-Street Row, New-Orleans. New York: The Company, 1852.

Andrew Tuer, History of the Horn Book. London, Leadenhall Press; New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1896. (Z1033.H8T9 1968)