Volumes 1, 2, and 3
mid 18th century leather bound books
History of the ancient noble and Illustrious Family of Gordon
Privately printed family history 1726-1727 in a very attractive dark blue extra gilt binding
A beautiful rare survivor after 287 years
Memoirs of Henry Masers de Latude
who was confined during thirty five years in the different state prisons of France
arranged from the original documents by Monsieur Thierry
Published in France in 1790 and now translated into English by John William Calcraft
Paneled leather binding 1733
18th century Leather bound book Amsterdam 1723
Negendaeghsche devotie tot den Heylighen Ignatius de Loiola : instelder der Societeyt Jesu, om door syne voorsprake te becomen de weldaeden ende jonsten, die men versoeckt. Uyt het Spaens verduytst door eenen Priester der Societeyt Jesu.
Today marks the 458th anniversary of the death of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The above rare book is a Dutch work published by Joannes Paulus Robyns in Antwerp, Belgium in 1712. It is due for enhanced cataloging as part of the library’s 2014-15 project to expose hidden collections.
18th Century Plays Bell’s Edition 1776
18th and 19th century leather bound books
Spenser, Edmund. The works of Mr. Edmund Spenser : in six volumes : with a glossary explaining the old and obscure words, 1715.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
This is pretty cool. Dating from 1757 this is a bookshelf in the shape of a book. It’s purpose is to hold miniature books.