Final Research Project Imaging, Fall 2007
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Toni Boyd: a study of book bindings: incunabular parchment bindings and one of the twelve-volume folio Luther editions, 1554-1572 (wood boards, metal fore-edge clasps, half-leather (270.6 L97 v.1-12—v. 6 is in typical condition--clasps intact but half-leather spine badly worn) and two Goucher incunables:
The 1499 Mantuanus is a “Sämmelband” of five separate editions printed in the summer and fall of 1499 by the same Venetian printer, Jacopo Pencio. A similar Sammelbänd of the same editions in a different order is at the Newberry Library, Chicago (go direct or via WorldCat to compare). If you are interested in looking at other Sammelbände to compare bindery methods, we have several more.
Research Project Imaging: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1698--Cover, cover with damage, page with flower-petal moisture damage; Luther Works v. 6--1570--Cover board and foredge clasps, back cover with clasp mounts and rivets, foredge and clasps, front pastedown bookplate with water damage, "Free Will" chapter page with damp ripples [not too sure these came out--reimage?]; Bonaventure, Opuscula [minor works collected], 1495--front cover, back cover, spine, title page recto with water damage [plus use-tear at gutter and worm hole lower right].
Cassie Brand: Dance cards from C19-20 Goucher alumna scrapbooks and from the Nimitz Library Archives and Special Collections (USNA). Images from 1920s-era scrapbook collected by Mary Lee Keith, Goucher 1924: bifolium with USNA dance cards c. 1921-4; recto with USNA dance cards; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Cover; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 4-9; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 10-15; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 16-21; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 22-24 & Committee Page; 1922 Farewell Ball Cover; 1922 Farewell Ball Title Page; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 1-5; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 6-10 & 11-15; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 16-20 & Committee Page; 1922 Farewell Ball Program printer's colophon. Baltimore American, Wednesday, June 11, 1924, "Goucher Girls Shock Staid St. Michaels in Knickers and Socks," Cover Story.
Online archival resource: Virginia Tech imagebase of 118 German Club dance cards between 1909 and 2000 (!), http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/va/germ/dance
Additional online and print resources: William M. Smith, Jr Rating and Dating: A Re-Study,” Marriage and Family Living, Vol. 14, No. 4. (Nov., 1952), pp. 312-317. Even as late as the 1950s, college-age women rated men’s dancing ability rather high among key courtship skills: Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0885-7059%28195211%2914%3A4%3C312%3ARADAR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-O
Sam Colon: The Spyte of Spaine, or, a thankfull remembrance of Gods mercie in Britanes dileuerie from the Spanish Armado. 1588. Edinburgh: Heirs of Andro Hart, 1628. (James Wilson Bright Collection, 46005). PR2199 .S6 1628 Transcription of all 9 leaves. Our copy appears to be the most complete in the world, including the imperfect copy in the National Library of Scotland. Resource: Bawcutt, P. [Pricilla] “The Mystery of The spyte of Spaine (Heirs of Andro Hart, 1628).” The Bibliotheck: A Scottish Journal of Bibliography and Allied Topics 19 (1994) 5-22.
Project imaging from the library online catalog at: PR2199 .S6 1628 Additional imaging: Alexander Gardeyne [?] 2nd flyleaf verso note re: "See Stuckley Treason," duplicate sixth leaf, back cover pastedown.
Colleen Desrosiers: Higgins, The First parte of the Mirour for magistrates : containing the falles of the first infortunate princes of this lande : from the comming of Brute to the incarnation of our sauiour and redemer Iesu Christe. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno. 1574. Cum Priuilegio PR2199 .M57 1574 A research guide to the “Tragedye of Cordila” (F. 47-54) comparing the “Cordelia” character with Shakespeare’s King Lear. [For use by students in English 211, 232, etc.]
Project Imaging--Title page [compare with Simone's Speght Chaucer (1598) TP below] "The contentes of the Booke" with "Cordila" chapter 10 in context, (ex-Library cat images).
Susan Dobinik: Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market editions--1933 edition [Arthur Rackham illustrations], Dust wrapper, Cover, front pastedown and flyleaf, title page, title page 2, 1st full-page illustration, page 1, page 37; compared with the 1893 edition [Laurence Housman illustrations], cover, p. 45, facing pages 44-45.
Sarah Kendall: Alberta Burke and David Gilson correspondence re: first American edition of Emma with additional letters enclosed with the book, itself--waiting on your imaging request. For the Gilson half of the correspondence, we will need to get his permission to make them available on the Internet For English 241's purposes, we can set up our own "Intranet" within the Goucher server to make them available to me and to other students in the class without violating copyright by putting the links I will send you in a Microsoft Word document containing your final project report.
Simone Martell:Speght-Chaucer--1598 Typography and page layout analysis of the title page and folio 1 of Knight's Tale re: construction of the reader's encounter with Chaucer as a "great English author" and the text as a "great work."
Project Imaging: Cover [compare with Colleen's 1574 Mirrour TP above], flyleaf owner-signature, title page owner signature, Chaucer portrait page owner signature, "Knight's Tale" Fol. 1, "To the Reader" with initial short "s," Beaumont letter with patch recto. Title page comparison, 1574-1598. 1598 TP only.
Kelly Rechenberg: Lewis Carroll's hand-drawn manuscript text and illustrations in Alice's Adventures Underground, the Carroll MS facsimile, compared with the Tenniel illustrations and page layout of the first edition of Through the Looking Glass.
Meredith Steinfels: MS [typed] letter from H. L. Mencken to Sara Haardt (12/7/1927) ["The Kaiser sent me"]; MS recto letter from H. L. Mencken to Sara Haardt (1/17/1928) ["I surely hope you"]; MS verso letter from H. L. Mencken to Sara Haardt (1/17/1928) ["I surely hope you"]; MS [typed] letter from Sara Haardt to H. L. Mencken (11/8/1927) ["Thank you so much for the telegrams"]; MS letter from Sara Haardt to H. L. Mencken (11/23/1927) ["Do let me know how Willie Wollcott is"], Mencken-Haardt double portrait, 1933 "Made by Cecelia Danforth Earechson" (?--HLM pencil note above). Haardt-Mencken Collection images from Goucher College's Special Collections are displayed courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, which retains their copyright.
Anna Waltman: Analysis of the title page typography and page layout of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1698--Cover, front paste-down with bookplate, preliminary tipped-in map, title page 1, title page 2, page with flower-petal moisture damage, "Addenda and Errata" [The front paste-down bookplate of "R. H. G. More M.A. / Larden" may be that of the owner of the estates of Shipton and the house known as Larden (Shropshire). Reverend More died in 1880 ("Shipton," A History of the County of Shropshire, Vol. 10, 268-80, summarized by British History Online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22885).]
Michelle Zimmerman: A handmade manuscript, in wooden boards with leather ties, of the Child Ballad "Lord Rendal" (version 4, roughly 14th century, lettered in Gothic Textura Quadrata with hand-colored illuminations.