Rare printed items from Library Company of Philadelphia enhance a venerable resource
Posted on Fri, 5/21/2010 - 1:31 by David Loiterstein
Early American Imprints, Readex is offering Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia, a unique resource featuring newly discovered materials. These rare holdings from the Library Company form the largest collection of early American imprints to have been identified and cataloged during the last 40 years. sample documents in such categories as Death, Captivity, Ballads, X-Rated, Entertainment, Politics and more. Faculty in English and American History departments are eagerly awaiting the pending release of the new collection: "Broadside elegies composed to honor a person suffering a tragic death, ballads sold by street hawkers, political petitions and handbills and Indian captivity narratives are among these rare materials that lead us into the lives and thoughts of ordinary Americans." — Gary B. Nash, Professor of History Emeritus and Director, National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles brief form.