Mitch Fraas

@MitchFraas

Scholar in Residence at U Penn. Special Collections and Interim Director Penn DHF. Historian. British India, Rare books, Manuscripts, Digital Humanities, etc.

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Another image from the Sutro collection. A drawing of a Papaya from the 1790s.

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Library Card Catalog card of the day. From the Banks Mss. at the Sutro. #swedishfireextinguishers

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Southampton, VA school arithmetic ms. c. 1786: UPenn Ms. Codex 881

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Southampton, VA school arithmetic ms. c. 1786, UPenn Ms. Codex 881

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Poetry books in the library of Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte Bart. 1754. 2 shelves.

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Caroline: or, the [greatest nonsense I ever met under so modest a title] History of Miss Sedley. By a Young Lady. [Who I hope will never write again]

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Lecture notes of James Gould, Litchfield Law School, 1824. v.1. Manuscript. HLS MS 4008 http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/42845955?n=182&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.25&printThumbnails=no

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"Drunk Bridge Workers" c.1907. Ian Brabner Books Short List 36 (no. 20): http://www.rareamericana.com/pdf/36yk.pdf

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18th c. book title of the day: "Love in the Suds"

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Enough said. See http://archive.org/stream/cihm_85588#page/n4/mode/1up

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Manuscript Law Library Catalog of Peter McCall of Philadelphia. Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania: https://encore.law.upenn.edu/iii/encore/record/C__Rb437434

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Listing from the Puttick and Simpson Jan. 21, 1920 sale of Peacock's library. From Book Prices Current for 1920: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015036949090?urlappend=%3Bseq=754

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So many things to like about this.Dont know if Id trust a prof of Oratory w/ "entertaining" electrical experiments

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"In the near future, many will have micro computer centers in their homes" from USDA 1980 report "Will there be enough food?" http://archive.org/stream/yoa1981#page/n135/mode/2up

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Folio A3v of STC 25853 (BL copy). Caxton's life of St. Winifred - 1484. Showing the use of a printed thorn.

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Title page of Philosophische Untersuchung der Frage, ob die Seelen einiger Thiere einen gewißen Grad der Vernunft haben (Leipzig, 1742) [treatise on whether animals possess reason]. From the latest Rudi Thoemmes catalogue item 35: http://www.rrbltd.co.uk/files/Cat43.pdf

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Henry Neville Payne (fl. 1672-1710), The siege of Constantinople; a tragedy acted at the Duke’s Theatre (1675). Penn copy: Furness EC65 P2925 675s

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Advertisement, in the "Industrialist" (Manhattan, KS), July 10, 1875. http://archive.org/stream/KSULInd187576V1N126/KSUL_Ind_1875-76_v1_n1-26#page/n43/mode/2up

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Finally, someone provides a guide: "Baths and how to Take them" (1861) http://goo.gl/bgXlf

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"A Satisfied Customer" testimonial about L.A. Harraden's hypnotism course c.1899. Item 13 in the latest Garrett Scott catalog: http://www.bibliophagist.com/gscott/images/pdfs/OL6.pdf

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