Rare Book Cataloging

Books and objects found while cataloging at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Found in Wayland’s Elements of Moral Science from 1836

A discourse concerning earthquakes… Boston, 1706 (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Today’s project: figuring out which books were used as printed waste endpapers in a bunch of early 18th century items. (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

From the Boston Almanac for 1840 (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Starting the day with some Taufschein. This one is from 1793. (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Last day of prep before Rare Book School at the Library Company begins! (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

I’m excited to be the TA for the first Rare Book School class happening at the LCP this summer. Started pulling items today, including these two (!!) Dickinson drafts of the US Constitution from 1787, with annotations. Nerding out! (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Phrenology, 1837 (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Written on the final page of this book from 1854: “Nothing worth reading in the book” (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)

Recipe written on the front free endpaper of this old book from 1830. (at The Library Company of Philadelphia)