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Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

This full color, illustrated catalog features five essays exploring different aspects of Revere's work and career. Robert Martello in "Paul Revere: Patriot Manufacturer" describes how Revere grew his business. Jennifer L. Anderson's "Paul Revere and Sourcing Silver in Early America," explores the scarcity of precious metals in colonial America. Nancy Siegel explores Revere's engraved works on paper in her essay, "The Work of Art and the Art of Work: Prints and Ephemera by Paul Revere." Nan Wolverton explores how Revere used images of American Indians in her essay "'Borrowed . . . for the Use and Service of the Colony': Paul Revere's Native American Imagery." Lauren Hewes relates how the reprinting of Revere's Bloody Massacre in the 1830s began the re-emergence of Revere as a prototypical early American patriot in her essay "Rediscovering Revere: William Stratton's Facsimile of the Bloody Massacre." The catalog is edited by Hewes and Wolverton and designed by AAS graphic designer, Jaclyn Donovan Penny.

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$29.99 Paperback
101 pp.
ISBN: 9780692967119




Radiant with Color and Art

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Grolier Club, December 6, 2017, to February 3, 2018 using collection material from the American Antiquarian Society.

The McLoughlin brothers, John Jr. (1827-1905) and Edmund (1833/4-1889), were New York publishers who operated from 1858 to 1920. They produced books and games for children for over fifty years. As one of the first publishers to focus exclusively on products for children, McLoughlin Brothers was able to shape and define the American picture book market.

The exhibition catalog documents the working practice of the firm by associating its products with the tools used during the production process. The objects tell a story rooted in the discipline of book history, but also hint at nuances of nineteenth-century business practices, the advancement of literacy for children, and revelations about cultural norms of the era during which McLoughlin Brothers thrived. Preface, followed by three essays with 27 illustrations: "McLoughlin Brothers' Conquest of the American Picture Book Market, 1858-1920" by Laura E. Wasowicz; "McLoughlin Brothers Archives-A Brief Account" by Justin G. Schiller; and "Cinderella Close-up: An Illustration Case Study" by Laura E. Wasowicz. Edited by Lauren B. Hewes and Kayla Haveles Hopper.

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$30.00 Paperback
144 pp.
ISBN: 9780692967119
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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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coverThe 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.

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.

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.

100 pp. Softcover
63 illustrations in color and black and white
ISBN: 978-1-929545-67-4


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)

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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.

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.


400 pp. Softcover
ISBN 10: 0-268-02976-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-268-02976-0
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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)


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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)

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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.
162 pp. Paperbound
ISBN-13: 978-1-92954-5544
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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)

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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

205 pp. Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-929545-46-9
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Alexander AndersonAlexander Anderson, 1775-1870, Wood Engraver and Illustrator, an Annotated Bibliography
By Jane R. Pomeroy

This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth century, Alexander Anderson was recognized as this country's preeminent illustrator. Called the father of wood engraving in America, and one of its masters, his prodigious work filled publications of every kind: separate prints, almanacs, fiction, travel, children's books, poetry, Bibles, religious tracts, medical texts, and broadsides. He is noted for his warm and often slyly humorous depictions of children in the large number of juvenile publications that he illustrated. The growing number of wood engravers and illustrators who followed Anderson owed a debt to his skill and universally acclaimed artistic sense. He set a standard for successors who worked in the medium he had introduced.

This study names and analyzes the publications where Anderson's work can be found. There are three indices provided, one of authors and titles, a second of printers, publishers and booksellers, and a third of artists and engravers. Libraries, museums, book collectors and dealers, and all those interested in graphic arts will be able to identify Anderson's work and add to the history of American nineteenth-century book illustration. No understanding of American illustration is complete without an examination of Anderson's appealing and masterly engravings.

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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

(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.




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.
ISBN: 1929545150
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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.
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.
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.
ISBN: # 0-9717605-0-0

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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
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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.
ISBN: 1-929545-01-0.

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cover of paperback editionThe 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)

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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.

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

226 pp.
ISBN 0-944026-75-3.
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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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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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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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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papantonio,

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

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

xii, 322 pp.
ISBN: 0-912296-55-0.
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A Descriptive Checklist of Book Catalogues Separately Printed in America 1693-1800
By Robert B. Winans

xxxi, 207 pp.

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

vii, 603 pp.

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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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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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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
xxi, 353 pp. $40.00.
ISBN: 0-912296-01-1.
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William Cobbett and The United States, by Pierce W. Gaines
249 pp. $27.50.
ISBN: 0-912296-00-3.

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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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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. 
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ISBN: 0-912296-35-6



AAS Facsimiles



'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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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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