Adopt-a-Book

Welcome to the Adopt-a-Book 2016 Online Catalog!

On May 3, the American Antiquarian Society held its annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser at Antiquarian Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. This event will feature books, newspapers, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera and prints. 

Support of this program aids the Society’s curators as they pursue new acquisitions for the collection. This listing of objects below includes material from each curatorial area. When you find an image/volume you like in the catalog below, click on it to read a description and follow the link at the bottom to adopt.

What it does it mean to "adopt" a book?

  • The money you give is a tax-deductible donation to the Antiquarian Society. 100% of your adoption donation will go towards future purchases for the Society’s collection.  
  • Once the adoption transaction is completed, that item will be considered your gift to AAS. Your name or any honorees you indicated as part of your transaction will be added to a bookplate in the item as well as associated with its record in the AAS online catalog.

For questions, please contact Vincent Golden, Curator of Newspapers at vgolden@mwa.org.

We would like to thank SNEAB (Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers) for their sponsorship of the Adopt-a-Book 2016 program!

Items up for Adoption:
Don't Forget to Write!

Naughty Monkeys Know No Boundaries

Explore Your Options

Magic Lantern Journeys

How you Doin'?
Crossing the Plains...
Le Livre des Enfans
Two Letters from the Book Trades Collection
Wilson's Lantern Journeys
Days' Doings

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopt a Swamp Fox

Printed in Germany, Sold in the United States

And for an extra $1 you get...

Unique Copy of Social Library's Constitution?

For the sporting enthusiast

Marion Crossing
The First Christmas
Charles Massoneau Letter
Great-Valley Library Company
Sporting Times and Theatrical News

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopt for $50 each

You Should Truly Adopt

Children at Play!

It’s a Shopper’s World

A Little Light Reading

Amateur Gossip

Charlotte Temple's Grave
Nursery Fun for Everyone
Ainsworth and Smith
Ned Buntline The Midnight Lamp
Town Talk

Adopted!

Pick a Card, and Adopt!

Mercy Begins at Home

Make the Right Move

Spectrum of the Transit of Venus

A Gap Year

Stock Poster for Magician
Sunshine or Cures for All
Frank Leslie Letter
Spectroscope and Its Applications
Windham Herald

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Stop and Adopt!

Just Deserts

Sign me up!

"To Print, Or Not to Print" Asks Civil War Soldier

Please 'tri' to adopt

Stop runaway Sailors
The Little Child's Pictures
Liberty Pole Subscription List
Offsprings of Fancy
Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Ahoy Matey, Come See our Play

Smashing Gilt Binding
Elemental, my dear receipt
Not one of those Election Year 'Cheap-John Books'
Where have you been all these years?
Academy of Music
My Picture-Story-Book
Medicinal Receipts Book
Life and Public Services of Hon. Harrison
The Old Flag

Adopt for $200

Adopted!

Adopt for $200

Adopt for $200

Unlikely Pairing
Baa Baa Black Sheep in Living Color

Sew-Maine-stream

19th Century Skymall Catalog
Alaska you to adopt me
Circus Wagon with Reindeer and Bears
Mother Goose's Chimes
Maine Seamstress Account Book
Wants of Canvassing Agents
Alaska Forum

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Pre-Fire Chicago Imprint

Rare Pop-Up Picture Theatre

Pay up, we're in a panic

'People Get Used to Everything': Photography & Women's Rights

Get the Lead out and adopt me
Crosby Opera House
The Theare Picture Book
White & Rowe Collection Letter
Photographic Mosaics
The Democrat

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Political Activism Old School

The Pleasures of Reading at Home

May I archive your autograph?

Baseball Stockings of Any Color

Adopt one, get the other one tossed in

Walking from Boston to Washington
The Home Book of Poetry
Adelia Blodget Album
The Dime Base Ball Player
Alton Daily Courier

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
"We're Gonna Teach Them How to Say Bye"

Papa's Pet

Vivid Memories of School

A Badger, a Rabbit, and a Beadle?

Get The Low Down on the Low Lifes

Portraits of the Presidents
For Papa's Pet
Elizabeth C. Dodge Album
Jack Rabbit, the Prairie Sport
Life in Boston and New England Police Gazette

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Agents (and Adopters!) Wanted

Jocko Saves the Day

Read of the Fruits of Laborers

Formal Dress for Books: Jackets Required

Psst. Guess who I'm voting for?

The Great West...
Jocko with the Circus
Two Laborers' Account Books
Frederick William Faber Hymns
Daily Whisper

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Beauty from Haiti

Memoir of Mowhee

Reward only for ewe, Hannah

Blind Lady hits the road selling her book

Adopt a Regimental Paper

The Belle of Hayti
Memoir of Mowhee, a Youth from New...
Hannah Lamb Reward of Merit
A Blind Lady's Experience in Four Years' Canvassing
The Wolverine

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Look Mom, One Hand

Governor Pippin Rediscovered

Weave Got the Best Patterns!

Breaking the #1 Rule of Magic

Adopting made easy and economical

Female Circus Performer
History of Little Governor Pippin
Abraham Dudley Weaving Patterns
Tricks and Diversions with Cards
American Wit

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Not a Farce - up for adoption

Starving Artist in the Attic

Fool Proof Manuscript

Join the Reading Club!

It's not yeoman's work to adopt me

Boston Museum...
The Lives of Distinguished Foreigners Celebrated
Goold Brown. Child's First Book
Life of Empress Josephine, First Wife of Napoleon
Yeoman's Gazette

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Practice Makes Perfecting!

Of Pride and Peacocks

All Present and Accounted For

Mormon Poetry from Plano

Nix on not adopting me

Globe Quadruple Perfecting Press
Farmer Fallowfield's Pretty Stories
Maine Printer's Account Book
Hesperis a Book of Poems
Nick Nax for all creation

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Cut Out a Crossing Hero

Early Coloring Book

Oh the Cheesy Joke Possibilities

Chickasaw Law in 1850s Oklahoma

A Banner Adoption

Washington Crossing the Delaware...
The Floral Painting Book
Gleason Family Papers
Constitution and Laws of the Chickasaw Nation
Our Old Flag

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Wonder how she looks by the third

Volcano Girl

Q&A in Black & Red

Did you see this one coming?

A Genuine and Sound Issue

Little Ella
Juvenile Stories for Little Readers
Reverend Sidney Holman Theology Text
The Prophetic Dreamer
Dye's Bank Mirror

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopt for $250

 
Adopt Napoleon

A Girl and Her Dog

A Dry (Goods) Diary

A Perfect Gift for a Mother?

Baked Barre

Bonaparte Crossing the Alps
The Little Child's Friend
Benjamin Eldridge Diary
Album
Barre Gazette

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Don't Overlook These Trilingual Children

E is for Entertaining

Play Attention to this Manuscript!

'Some Women Achive Cooking; Others Have Cooking Thrust Upon Them'

An uncommon adoption

Sow That Thou Mayest Reap
Child's ABC
Nellie Butler, Drama in Four Parts
A.R.V.'s Cook Book
Wyoming Commonwealth

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopt for $250

Adopted!

Adopted!

 

Play Attention to this print

Leedle Yawcob and His Father

Commonplace Justice

Selling the Checkered Game of Life

Be Loyal to AAS and adopt
Double Part You Play, Mind There's No Hat...
Leedle Yawcob Strauss
Solon Burroughs Commonplace Book
Bradley's Holiday Annual of Home Amusements
Loyalton Journal

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 

Don't Get Burned! Let this adoption light you up!

A mission to adopt II

Spanish-Language adoption

If the Adoption fits, wear it

A mission to adopt

Rare Chance for Men with Large or Small...
West African Record
El Fronterizo
Shoe and Leather Reporter
Liberia Advocate

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 

Sehr Schon

Make Your Own Lace

New York's Finest in 1865

A Photographer Comes to Gardner, Mass.

A slow boat to adoption

Beauty of the Rhine
Ladies' Lace Book, Illustrated
Rules and Regulations of the Capital Police District
Illustrated Art Advertiser
Boston Traveller for California

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Theses 'Adopt-icae'

A mission to adopt III

Selling Books in 1850s Aligator, Florida

Mrs. Wormley Learns Engraving

A Fun Adoption

Illustrissimo Jabez Bowen
Cavalla Messenger and West African Record
Life of Washington
Micro-chemistry of Poisons
Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

Adopted!

 
Southern Comfort
I am the very model of a modern major adoption
Going to the Chapel and we're going to get adopted
Adopt it for a friend
Sign up and Adopt!
Telegraph
Prof. Tuttle's Monthly Journal of Music
Yale Record
The Lady's Friend
Scientific American 1876 Subscription List
 
Always a Favorite
The Forest Time
Stop Monkeying around and adopt
Cast a wide net for this adoption
A jolly good adoption
Farmyard Favorites
Children of the New Forest
Monkey Shines of Marseleen
Story of William and Dick
Jolly Alphabet
 
Land or Sea Adoption
Yellow Out there!
It's Primer Time!
World Traveller
It's natural adoption
By Land and Water
Yellow Dwarf
Picture Primer
Young Folk's Trip
Birds of Prey
 
Conjure up a memory
Jacksonian America
It's Primer Time!
Adopt a Horse, of course
Holy Homeschooling
Life-Pictures or By-Gone
Holiday Fun
Portraits of the Presidents
Female Circus Performer
Saint Ann
 
Before Taylor Swift
Whites of their eyes
Does She or Doesn't She?
Wisconsin Apples
Shruberies for Transcendentalists?
Adah Richmond's Songs
Battle of Bunker Hill
Queen of the Brunettes
The Tetofsky Apple
Hislop and Transcendent Crab Apple
 
X-Games Old School
Adopt me and take me to the fair, again
Adopt me and take me to the fair
Perfect for the corner office
Spotlight on a Hermit
Springfield Bicycle Club
Worcester Fair, Two Days
Sixty-eighth annual fair
Manufacturer of Parlor Furniture
Red Light on the Cliff
 
It will take a villa
Usual Business in Philadelphia
For Different Classes of Learners
Just Heavenly!
I Lily Must Go
Italy
Philadelphia Circulating
Intro to the American Orator
Attractions of Heaven
Lily of the Valley
 
A Back Road Ramble
Francophile Cabinet Item
Itsy Bitsy
Med Cool
Waltz in a Name?
Living Streams from the Fountain
Wooden Cross
The Spider, 1819
Essex North District Medical
Two Waltzes
 
Picture of Poetic
Her Own Story
A Kennedy Letter
Raise your glass to this adoption
A Solid Foundation
Acrostic
Journal of a Young Woman
John G. Kennedy Letter
Illinois Temperance Journal
Corner Stone
 
Picture of Poetic
The Way to Dress and Think
Festive Adverts
Adoption of the Century
Take Stock!
Master Mechanic
Geo. W. Drew and Co. Ladies'
Christmas Advertiser
Centennial Gazette
Live Stock
 
 

 

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