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Triumph

September 6th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From A Popular History of the United States by William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gray, vol. 1 (1888) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Jefferson Revealed!

August 22nd, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

Title page of Jefferson at Monticello: The Private Life of Thomas Jefferson (1862), by the Reverend Hamilton W. Pierson, a book best known, perhaps, for containing a reminiscence by the Monticello overseer Edmund Bacon. The previous page’s engraving of Monticello has bled through to the title page. This is one in a series of posts that pays […]

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What a Riot

July 27th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

Title page of The Boston Slave Riot, and Trial of Anthony Burns (1854), a collection of official accounts of the events surrounding the fugitive slave’s capture, trial, and rendition from Boston back to Virginia. This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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In the Beginning

July 26th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From A School History of the United States by William H. Mace; illustrated by Homer W. Colby, H. W. Dietzler, and Denman Fink (1904). This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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His Freedom Papers I Gave to Him

July 10th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

The above facsimile comes from an original 1865 edition of 

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Nice Ring!

June 27th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1902) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Department of Bad Predictions (Again)

June 12th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

I’m reading Maurie McInnis‘s award-winning new book, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. In it, she mentions the English-born Presbyterian minister George Bourne, who lived for years in the Shenandoah Valley and was so horrified by his witness of slavery there that in 1834 he published Picture of Slavery in […]

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U.S. Map #4

June 7th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From A Brief History of the United States by Joel Dorman Steele and Esther Baker Steele (1885) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books. After the jump, the provenance of this particular edition.

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Virginia Maps #3 and #4

June 6th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From Virginia: A History of the People by John Esten Cooke (1911); and Virginia: A History of the People by John Esten Cooke (1888) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Project Runway

June 5th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From A History of the United States and Its People for the Use of Schools by Edward Eggleston (1888) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Hail, Columbia

June 1st, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From A Child’s history of the United States by John Gilmary Shea (1872) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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King Charles the Blurry

May 30th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From Makers of Virginia History by J. A. C. Chandler (1904) More on Chandler here. This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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A King of the Head, a King of the Teeth

May 23rd, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia by William Strachey (1849). This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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May 24, 1916

May 21st, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From Original Narratives of Early American History: Narratives of the Insurrections 1675–1690 by Charles M. Andrews (1915) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Compliments of the Author (Signed Books 1)

May 18th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

On Google Books, I discovered the above pages to be inscribed the books’ authors. Click for larger images. United States History for Young Americans by Matthew Page Andrews (1916) To Gamaliel Bradford of the company of New England’s Elect with the best wishes of the author January 23, 1917 Apparently there were seven Gamaliel Bradfords […]

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U.S. Map #3

May 16th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From School History of the United States by Albert Bushnell Hart (1918) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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U.S. Map #2

May 10th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From Sadlier’s Excelsior Studies in the History of the United States for Schools by William H. Sadlier (1879) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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World Map #1

May 7th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

This world map stretches across two pages and shows the routes of various European explorers. From The Eclectic History of the United States by Mary Elsie Thalheimer (1881) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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Virginia Map #2

May 2nd, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

From The Cradle of the Republic: Jamestown and the James River by Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1900) The other day we posted Virginia Map #1, from a textbook by J. A. C. Chandler. This book’s author, Mr. Tyler, was Mr. Chandler’s predecessor as president of the College of William and Mary, and he was the founder of […]

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Virginia Map #1

April 30th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

The map covers two pages and the key indicates that it was published during a time when Winchester was more populated than Charlottesville. From Makers of Virginia History by J. A. C. Chandler (1904) Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler (1872–1934), aside from being the prolific writer of textbooks, was superintendent of schools in the city of […]

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Almost 6,000 Years Ago …

April 27th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

I’ve been looking through a lot of old textbooks lately, and I found the design of these pages to be just lovely. To be sure, the author is more interested in the “Rock of Ages” than the age of rocks, but then, it’s 1853. The Scopes trial was still a ways away. From A Pictorial […]

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U.S. Map #1

April 26th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

The map covers two pages and indicates the locations of Indian language groups. From A History of the United States for Schools by S. E. Forman (1920) This is one in a series of posts that pays homage to The Art of Google Books.

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The Poetry of Scanning

April 17th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · No Comments

On the right-hand sidebar of this page you’ll find “Good Things to Read,” which contains links that we recommend, not all of which pertain directly to our business here at the encyclopedia. A case in point would be The Art of Google Books. The images above ought to prove that this is just a very […]

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