Books in Print

2012

coverIn Pursuit of a Vision:
Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society

This generously illustrated catalogue accompanies a fall 2012 exhibition at the Grolier Club in New York celebrating the American Antiquarian Society's bicentennial year. The collections of the Society, founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1812, have grown from Isaiah Thomas's initial gift to over four million items. In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society chronicles the ways in which important books, pamphlets, newspapers, graphic art, manuscripts, and other materials have come to AAS. The exhibition and catalogue focus on the librarians, collectors, book dealers, and donors who helped build the Society's extraordinary holdings.

$55.00 Hardcover
$35.00 Paperback

222 pp.

ISBN: 9781929545681

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The American Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012: A Bicentennial History
By Philip F. Gura

This volume traces the development of the American Antiquarian Society library and the role its librarians have played as collectors, scholars of American writing and publishing, and stewards of the nation's history. Published on the occasion of the Society's bicentennial, this unique, illustrated history is scholarly in purpose, rich in probing insight, and brimming with narrative detail.
Readers will meet founder Isaiah Thomas and his successors at the Society's helm. The author's guiding approach is finely focused on the Society's intellectual development as a cultural repository of extraordinary consequence, with careful attention given to the people who have shaped and nurtured it into the twenty-first century.

$60.00

454 pp. Hardcover, dust jacket

ISBN: 9781929545650

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Printing In New Jersey 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography

By Joseph J. Felcone

Felcone, an authority on the early book trade in New Jersey, provides full descriptions of all the known products of every eighteenth-century New Jersey press, some 1,265 books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, and broadsides. He gives detailed bibliographical treatment of each item. He also identifies titles that may have been issued by a New Jersey press and other titles thought to have been New Jersey imprints that are not. Appendices and indexes add to this definitive guide to early printing in New Jersey.

$125.00

544 pp. Hardcover, dust jacket

ISBN: 978-1-929545-66-75012-5

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coverWith a French Accent: American Lithography to 1860
Edited by Georgia B. Barnhill. Essays by Lauren Hewes, Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Helena E. Wright, and Georgia B. Barnhill

This publication, issued in conjunction with an exhibition of prints drawn from the Society.s collections and symposium at Wellesley College in March 2012, highlights the contributions of skilled French engravers on the development of American lithography in the early nineteenth century and the impact of engraved works of art in both France and the United States.

$25.00

100 pp. Softcover
63 illustrations in color and black and white

ISBN: 978-1-929545-67-4

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2010

coverA History of the Book in America. Volume 2:
An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840

Edited by Mary Kelley and Robert A. Gross

Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press in association with the American Antiquarian Society, 2010.
(Volume 2 of the five-volume series, A History of the Book in America)

$60.00

720 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-8078-3339-1

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coverA Place in My Chronicle: A New Edition of the Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1829-1835
Edited by Jack Larkin and Caroline F. Sloat. Introduction by Jack Larkin

The newly transcribed text accompanied by more than 160 illustrations drawn primarily from AAS collections showing the places and books acquired for the collection that Baldwin chronicles.

$55.00

300 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-929545-64-3

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coverCultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900
Edited by Sandra M. Gustafson and Caroline F. Sloat

Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
These are the papers from the 2005 PHBAC conference at AAS. Illustrated.

$40.00

400 pp. Softcover

ISBN 10: 0-268-02976-8

ISBN 13: 978-0-268-02976-0

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2009

coverA History of the Book in America. Volume 5: The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Post-War America.
Edited by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin, and Michael Schudson

Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press in association with the American Antiquarian Society, 2009.
(Volume 5 of the projected five-volume series, A History of the Book in America)

$60.00

618 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-8078-3285-1

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coverA History of the Book in America. Volume 4: Print in Motion: The
Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940

Edited by Janice A. Radway and Carl F. Kaestle

Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press in association with the American Antiquarian Society, 2009.
(Volume 4 of the projected five-volume series, A History of the Book in America)

$60.00

668 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-8078-3186-1

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2008

coverPrinters of Ballads, Books, and Newspapers: Biographical Notes and Checklists for Nathaniel Coverly, Sr., Nathaniel Coverly Jr., and Joseph White
By Kate Van Winkle Keller

Worcester, Mass. : American Antiquarian Society, 2008.
$25.00

162 pp. Paperbound

ISBN-13: 978-1-92954-5544

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2007

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A History of the Book in America: Volume III: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880
Edited by Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship

Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press in association with the American Antiquarian Society, 2007.
(Volume 3 of the projected five-volume series, A History of the Book in America)



$60.00

560 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-8078-3085-7

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LIBERTY/ÉGALITÉ/INDEPENDENCIA: Print Culture, Enlightenment, and Revolution in the Americas, 1776-1826
Contributions by Caroline Fuller Sloat, David Shields, Mariselle Meléndez, Eric Slauter, David Geggus, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Karen Stolley, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon , Nancy Vogeley, Sandra M. Gustafson, and Michel Ducharme

$25.00
205 pp. Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-929545-46-9

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2006

BibliographyBibliography on American Prints of the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries
By Georgia Brady Barnhill

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press and Fairfield, CT: The American Historical Print Collectors Society, 2006


$65.00

210 pp. Hardcover

ISBN: 1-58456-193-9

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2005

Alexander AndersonAlexander Anderson, 1775-1870, Wood Engraver and Illustrator, an Annotated Bibliography By Jane R. Pomeroy

3 volumes

Published at New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA by Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society

$350.00

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Learning to Read and Write in Colonial AmericaLearning to Read and Write in Colonial America
By E. Jennifer Monaghan

504 p.

Published at Amherst, MA and Worcester, MA by the University of Massachusetts Press and the American Antiquarian Society

$49.95

(Available at the University of Massachusetts website)

 

cover of Worcester Through a Child's Eyes: The Diaries of Louisa Jane Trumbull, 1829-37 Worcester Through a Child's Eyes:
The Diaries of Louisa Jane Trumbull, 1829-37

By Holly V. Izard

195 p. (includes index)
From the Proceedings for Oct. 2003, pages 303-498.
$25.00





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2004

Portraits in the Collection of AASPortraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society
By Lauren B. Hewes

Edited by Caroline F. Sloat and Katherine St. Germaine. Foreword by Ellen S. Dunlap

Notes and Acknowledgements, Georgia B. Barnhill and Caroline Sloat

Introductory Essays by Lauren B. Hewes and Linda J. Docherty

408 pp. Illustrated with 203 black and white images and a 24-page
color insert.

$49.95

ISBN: 1929545150


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2003

Freemasonry, Anti-Masonry And Illuminism In The United States, 1734-1850, A Bibliography
By Kent Logan Walgren

2 vols. Vol.1, cxvi, 497 pp; Vol. 2, vi, 499-1136 pp. Illustrated.

$195.00

ISBN: 1-929545-08-8


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Student NotebooksStudent Notebooks at Colonial Harvard: Manuscripts and Educational Practice, 1650-1740
By Thomas Knoles, Rick Kennedy, and Lucia Zaucha Knoles

228 pp.
$25.00
ISBN: 1-929545-07-X.


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Student NotebooksThe Weavers Draft Book
Facsimile Reproduction from the Archives of the American Antiquarian Society.

Reproduced from only the second known copy of the work, besides being a significant historical document, this little book can serve contemporary weavers who wish to expand their vocabulary of weaves. 18 designs for 4 shafts, 3 for 5 shafts, 23 for 6 shafts, 3 for 8 shafts and 5 for 10 shafts. Plus patterns for stockinets, birds-eyes, denims thicksets, satinets and more. Clearly and beautifully illustrated, the patterns can be interpreted easily.

52 pp.
$18.95

ISBN: # 0-9717605-0-0

(Available from Piper Publishing at www.piperpublishing.com)


 

2002

English VerseEnglish Verse and Literary Prose Published in America Before 1776 : A Bibliography
By Edward Connery Lathem ; introduction by Marcus A. McCorison

25 p. and one cd-rom

Designed and printed by Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, VT

Distributed by AAS

$35.00





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2001

How Much is That in Real MoneyHow Much Is That In Real Money: A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States
By John McCusker

Second edition revised and enlarged, 2001.
142 pp.

$15.00

ISBN: 1-929545-01-0.


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2000

cover of paperback edition The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World
Edited by Hugh Amory, David D. Hall. -- New York : Cambridge University Press and American Antiquarian Society: American Antiquarian Society, 2000.

638 p.

(Volume 1 of the projected five-volume series, A History of the Book in America)

Paperback edition. Reprinted by the University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

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A Checklist of American Newspaper Carriers' Addresses, 1720-1820
Compiled by Gerald D. McDonald, Stuart A. Sherman, and Mary T. Russo. (May
2000) xi 170 pp.
$35.00

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1997

The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America
Edited by Georgia B. Barnhill, Diana Korzenik, and Caroline F. Sloat

226 pp.
$32.50.
ISBN 0-944026-75-3.
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1994

History and Annotated Bibliography of American Religious Newspapers and Periodicals Established from 1730 Through 1830
By Gaylord P. Albaugh

2 vols. 1,456 pp. $195.00
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1992

The Republican Synthesis Revisited: Essays in Honor of George Athan Billias
By Isaac Kramnick, Robert E. Shalhope, Lance Banning, Peter S. Onuf and Cathy Matson, Gordon S. Wood, and George Athan Billias
Edited by Milton M. Klein, Richard D. Brown, and John B. Hench

165 pp., paperbound. Illus.
$19.95. ISBN: 0-944026-34-6.

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Under Its Generous Dome: The Collections and Programs of the American Antiquarian Society, second ed., revised
By the Staff of the Society

181 pp. paperbound. Illus. $12.95. ISBN: 0-944026-38-9

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1991

Three Hundred Years of the American Newspaper
By Clark, Nord, Baldasty, Schudson, and Ghiglione,

100 pp., paperbound. Illus. $13.95 (Available from Oak Knoll)
ISBN: 0-944026-29-x

 


Prints of New England
Edited by Georgia B. Barnhill

176 pp.
Illus. $59.95. ISBN:0-912296-92-5.

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Writing the History of the American West
Essays by Martin Ridge, Elizabeth A. H. John, Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Howard R. Lamar, Kevin Starr, and George Miles, preface by John B. Hench

100 pp.
Paperbound. Illus. $12.95. ISBN:0-944026-31-1.

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1990

American Sacred Music Imprints, 1698-1810: A Bibliography
By Allen P. Britton, Irving Lowens, and Richard Crawford

798 pp. $160.00.
ISBN: 0-912296-95-X.

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The Judgment of Experts: Essays and Documents about the Forgery of the "Oath of a Freeman,"
Edited by James Gilreath

271 pp.
$35.00.
ISBN:0-944026-14-1.

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1989

The Printers' First Fruits: An Exhibition of American Imprints, 1640-1742, from the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society
By William S. Reese

Paperbound. 52 pp. $15.00.
(Available from AAS.) ISBN: 0-944026-15-X

1987

Needs and Opportunities in the History of the Book in America, 1639-1876
Edited by David D. Hall and John B. Hench

x, 288 pp.
$35.00.
(Available from AAS)
ISBN: 0-912296-87-9

Bookbinding in Early America: Seven Essays on Masters and Methods
By Hannah D. French

272 pp. $49.95
ISBN: 0-912296-76-3.

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1985

Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papantonio,

2nd ed. (1985).
120 pp.
$27.50
ISBN: 0-912296-75-5.

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1983

Printing and Society in Early America,
Edited by William L. Joyce, David D. Hall, Richard D. Brown, and John B. Hench

xii, 322 pp.
$37.50
ISBN: 0-912296-55-0.
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1981

A Descriptive Checklist of Book Catalogues Separately Printed in America 1693-1800
By Robert B. Winans

xxxi, 207 pp.
$37.50.
ISBN:0-912296-47-X.

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1978

Index to the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 1812-1961,
By Clifford K. Shipton

vii, 603 pp.
$75.00
ISBN:0-912296-12-7.


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1977

Wellsprings of a Nation: America Before 1801
By Rodger D. Parker

v, 141 pp., paperbound. $6.00. ISBN: 0-912296-13-5.

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1976

A Bibliography of Songsters Printed in America Before 1821
By Irving Lowens

(1976). xxxviii, 229 pp. $35.00. ISBN :0-912296-05-4.

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1972

Chronological Tables of American Newspapers 1690-1820
By Edward Connery Lathem

x, 131 pp. $40.00.
ISBN: 0-8271-7204-4.
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The Angel of Bethesda
By Cotton Mather, edited by Gordon W. Jones, M.D.

xl, 384 pp. $30.00.
ISBN: 0-8271-7220-6.

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A Bibliography of American Children's Books Printed Prior to 1821
By d'Alté A. Welch

lxvi, 516 pp. $60.00.
ISBN: 0-8271-7133-1.


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A Calendar of American Poetry in the Colonial Newspapers and Magazines and in the Major English Magazines Through 1765
By J.A. Leo Lemay
(1972).
xxi, 353 pp. $40.00.
ISBN: 0-912296-01-1.

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1971

William Cobbett and The United States, by Pierce W. Gaines
(1971).
xxi,
249 pp. $27.50.
ISBN: 0-912296-00-3.

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1969

American Penmanship 1800-1850. A History of Writing and a Bibliography of Copybooks from Jenkins to Spencer, by Ray Nash (1969). xii, 303 pp.
$35.00. ISBN: 0-912296-10-0.

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National Index of American Imprints Through 1800: The Short-Title Evans
,
by Clifford K. Shipton and James E. Mooney (1969). 2 vols. xxv, xxi, 1028
pp. $85.00. ISBN :0-8272-6908-6.

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1968


Additions and Corrections to Vermont Imprints, 1778-1820
, by
Marcus A.
McCorison (1968). 33 pp., paperbound $5.00. Also (1973). 9 pp.,
Paperbound. $3.00. Also (1984). 13 pp., paperbound. $3.50. (Available from
AAS.) ISBN: 0-912296-35-6

 

AAS Facsimiles

1985

'Mr. Zenger's Malice and Falsehood': Six Issues of the 'New-York Weekly Journal,' 1773-74, edited by Stephen Botein (1985).
AAS Facsimiles, No. 3.
48 pp. $10.00. ISBN: 0-912296-73-9.

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1979

The Weavers Draft Book and Clothiers Assistant, by John Hargrove (1792),
with a new introduction by Rita J. Adrosko (1979). AAS Facsimiles, No. 2.
xxviii, 28 pp., paperbound. $10.00. ISBN: 0-912296-17-8

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