Rare Book & Manuscript Library

James Harper papers, 1800-1925

Series IV: Books, 1808-1916

This series is comprised of books owned or published by the Harper Family.

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Subseries IV.1: Books owned by Harper Family, 1808-1916

Sub-series IV.1 Books owned by members of Harper family. This sub-series contains two categories of books: general knowledge and bibles, from as early as 1808 to 1912. The general knowledge books are of various subjects as children's book, Italian grammar, orShakespeare and the Precious Stones(signed by the author). The three Bibles belonging to James Harper, Philip Harper and Copcutt family contain some record notes of births, marriages and deaths in the family.

Box 6 Imitation of Christ John Wesley, 1808

Box 6 The book of common prayer, 1818

Box 6 Ring - a - round - a - Rosy Mary A. Lathbury, 1885

Box 6 Elementary Italian grammar Pietro Motti, 1912

Box 6 Shakespeare and precious stones George Frederick Kunz, 1916

Subseries IV.2: Bibles owned by Harper Family, 1842-1855

Box 6 Cupcutt family Bible, 1842

Box 6 Philip J.A. Harper Bible, 1846

Box 6 James Harper's Bible, 1855

Subseries IV.3: Books printed by Harper & Brothers, 1817-1896

Sub-series IV.3 Books printed by J&J Harper and Harper & Brothers. The topics of the six books that constitute this sub-series also varies from geography to geology, fairy-tales to Christian philosophy. The books date from 1817 to 1893, and illustrate the craftsmanship of the printing enterprise founded by Harper brothers.

Box 7 A series of discourses on he Christian revelation viewed in connexion with the modern astronomy, Thomas Chalmers, 1817

Box 7 An essay concerning human understanding John Locke, 1818

Box 7 The fairy book , 1853

Box 7 A tour around New York and my summer acre John Flavel Mines, 1893

Box 7 The Danube from the Black Forest to the Black Sea D. Millet, 1893

Box 7 The Student's Lyell edited by John W. Judd, 1896