|Martin Wetzler's 1859 Fraktur bookplate|
for Elizabeth Johns.
On Fridays, I'd try to write a "Post-Academic" piece of some sort.
Well, of course, I haven't managed any of those things on a truly weekly basis. But this week, I think for the first time, I will post a mini-catalogue link on a Monday, just one week after my last Monday catalogue.
|Wonderful 1880s Lithograph|
Reward of Merit
This week, I have a selection of (mostly) unusual or interesting items, either children's books, or items from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and including a number of great items that fit into both groups.
While there's nothing from the middle ages here, there are nevertheless some interesting manuscript items from the nineteenth century, a couple of scarce nineteenth-century Welsh-language almanacs printed in Pittsburgh, two items signed by one of the very few Jewish Pennsylvania German fraktur scriveners known, and a spectrum of the other kinds of oddball items I can't stop myself from picking up.
|Sixteen-year-old Cornelius Hayes's|
frontispiece for a bound collection of
exemplary student work, ca. 1894
I hope some of my readers out there enjoy looking through these items: I've learned a lot from these books.
Here's a link to the catalogue.