Song to a City Pigeon

Today happens to be the 20th anniversary of my graduation from library school (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana).  In celebration, I am posting the words of a song I cataloged into our rare collections library this week.  The item this is from is a bound set of Original Songs, Duetts [sic], Glees &c., Sacred, Moral and Amusing. Composed by E. Ives, Junr., Principal of the Philadelphia Musical Seminary. [Philadelphia: s.n., ca. 1835].  There was no bibliographic record for the collection in OCLC’s WorldCat database, and there are only 2 holding libraries in OCLC for copies of this particular song (Brown University and University of Virginia).

Anyway, here are the song’s lyrics. (I’m not sure whether Ives — a distant relative of composer Charles Ives — considered it sacred, moral, or amusing. I’ll leave that up to you.) Happy pigeon watching!

Song to a City Pigeon

Poetry by N. P. Willis, Esqr.

Music by E. Ives, Junr., Principal of the Philadelphia Musical Seminary

Philadelphia: George Willig, [ca. 1835]

 

O come to my window thou beautiful dove,

Thy daily visits have touch’d my love;

I watch thy coming and list the note

That stirs so low in thy melloe throat

And my joy is high,

My joy is high__to catch thy gentle eye.

            Then come to my window thou beautiful dove

Thy daily visits have touch’d my love

I watch thy coming and list the note,

That stirs so low in thy mellow throat.

 

Oh! Why dost thou sit on the heated eaves,

And leave the wood with its freshen’d leaves?

Or why art thou haunting the sultry street

When forest paths are so cool and sweet?

            How canst thou bear

The noise of people___this sultry air?

            Then come &c.___

 

Thou, Pilgrim, alone of the feather’d race,

Dost look unscared on the human face;

And thou alone with a wing to flee

Dost love with man in his haunts to be

            And the “gentle dove”

Is made a title for trust and love.

            Then come &c.___

 

It is not by chance_ thou art kept apart

By Him who wisely hath tam’d thy heart,

To stir the love for the bright and fair

That else were seal’d in the crowded air;

            I sometimes dream

Angelic rays from thy pinions stream.

            Then come &c.___

 

O come to me ever, when daylight leaves

The page I read to my humble eaves,

And wash thy breast in the hollow spout,

And murmur thy low sweet music out,

            I hear and see

Rich lessons of heaven sweet bird in thee.

            Then come &c.___

 

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “L”

All the usual caveats, warnings, apologies, explanations, and so on regarding this – as usual – preliminary list.  (The first item on this list, by the way, is a little problematic. I haven’t been able to inspect it, but the catalog record suggests that it might actually be from Paris; and I’m not sure if the catalog accurately describes the item on our shelf.)

Philadelphia – Imprimerie de La fourcade – 1795
Philadelphia – T. Lang – 1791
Philadelphia – Lang & Ustick; by Lang & Ustick, for M. Carey; for Thomas Stephens, by Lang and Ustick; by Lang and Ustick, for T. Ustick – 1795-1796
Philadelphia – Latimer and co. – 1832
Philadelphia – J. Laval & S.F. Bradford, P.K. & C. pr. – 1829
Philadelphia – Daniel Lawrence; D. Laurence – 1792-1806
Philadelphia – Lea and Blanchard – 1838-1850
Philadelphia – W.A. Leary – 1839-1850
Philadelphia – Leary & Getz – 1850
Philadelphia – Richard Lee – 1797
Philadelphia – Leineweber und Rex – 1840
Philadelphia – Hubbard Lester – 1809
Philadelphia – H.C. Lewis – 1818
Philadelphia – Enoch Lewis, ed. – 1828
Philadelphia – Lindsay & Blakiston – 1844-1852
Philadelphia – J. Lippincott – 1840
Philadelphia – E. Littell; John S. Littell – 1822-1840
Philadelphia – Littell & Henry – 1818
Philadelphia – by E. Littell and by Thomas Holden – 1833
Philadelphia – by B. Graves for T. Lloyd and B. Graves – 1806
Philadelphia – James Locken – 1832
Philadelphia – Samuel Longcope – 1798
Philadelphia – H. Longstreth – 1850
Philadelphia – J. Lyon – 1799

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “J” and “K”

This is the next installment of the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. This post includes printers and publishers from Philadelphia whose names start with the letters “J” or “K.” (We have none that start with “I”.)  This list comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865″ collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.  Think of the dates as ‘flourished’ dates.  The dates represent only the span of examples from the particular presses that are on the shelves there; while printers/publishers came and went, many would have been in business longer that the date span shown here.

Note, too, in this list that there is (or can be) considerable confusion when it comes to names like Kimber, Kite, or Johnson (for the latter, e.g., “Benjamin,” “Jacob,” and then “Benjamin & Jacob” with overlapping date spans).  At the moment, I’m trusting the catalog, but these entries all must be verified by actually looking at the books to see how it is printed, something I cannot do while the collection is still in the midst of being moved.

As always: this is a preliminary list.  Printers and publishers are mixed together here.

Philadelphia – Joseph James – 1787-1789
Philadelphia – Dr. D. Jayne & Son – 1898
Philadelphia – Enoch Johnson – 1814
Philadelphia – Benjamin Johnson – 1792-1807
Philadelphia – Jacob Johnson – 1795
Philadelphia – Benjamin & Jacob Johnson – 1797-1800
Philadelphia – Johnson – 1803
Philadelphia – Robert Johnson – 1806
Philadelphia – L. Johnson – 1832
Philadelphia – G.W. Loammi Johnson – 1844
Philadelphia – T. & J.W. Johnson & Co – 1858
Philadelphia – Johnston, Megraw, Boileau, & Harrison – 1812
Philadelphia – M. Jones – 1809
Philadelphia – J.H. Jones, printer – 1849
Philadelphia – Jones, Hoff, & Derrick – 1793-1794
Philadelphia – James & Johnson – 1790-1791
Philadelphia – Johnson & Warner – 1808-1815
Philadelphia – J. C. Kayser – 1823-
Philadelphia – James Kay, Jun. and Brother – 1829-1846
Philadelphia – S. Keimer; Samuel Keimer – 1724-1728
Philadelphia – S. Keimer, a D. Harry – 1730
Philadelphia – Key and Biddle – 1833-1852
Philadelphia – Key, Mielke & Biddle – 1832
Philadelphia – Key & Simpson – 1796
Philadelphia – Kiderlen and Stollmeyer – 1837-1838
Philadelphia – Emmor Kimber – 1824
Philadelphia – Kimber, Conrad – 1804-1814
Philadelphia – Kimber & Richardson – 1812
Philadelphia – Kimber and Sharpless; Kimber & Sharpless; Kimber und Sharpless – 1816-1841
Philadelphia – King & Baird – 1840-1865
Philadelphia – B. & T. Kite; Benjamin and Thomas Kite – 1807-1827
Philadelphia – T. Kite; Thomas Kite; T. Kite & co. – 1828-1833
Philadelphia – Joseph and William Kite; Joseph Kite & Co. – 1834-1842
Philadelphia – Nathan Kite – 1835
Philadelphia – B. & T. Kite, and S. Pike – 1811
Philadelphia – Kite & Walton – 1848-1850
Philadelphia – J.G. Klemm – 1824

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “H”

Here is the newest installment of the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. This post includes printers and publishers from Philadelphia whose names start with the letters “H.”  It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865″ collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.  The dates represent only the span of examples from the particular presses that are on our shelves; while printers/publishers came and went, many would have been in business longer that the date span shown here.  Think of the dates as ‘flourished’ dates.

As always: this is a preliminary list.  Printers and publishers are mixed together here.

Philadelphia – David Hall – 1766
Philadelphia – D. Hall and W. Sellers – 1766-1800
Philadelphia – Harrison Hall; Harrison Hall, William Brown, pr. – 1818-1828
Philadelphia – Parry Hall – 1791-1792
Philadelphia – Peleg Hall – 1790
Philadelphia – Printed for William Hall and Wrigley & Berriman – 1794
Philadelphia – Wm. Hall, jun. & Geo. W. Pierie – 1809-1810
Philadelphia – Hall & Atkinson – 1820
Philadelphia – D. Hannah – 1818
Philadelphia – H. A. Harder – 1836
Philadelphia – J. Harding, printer; Jesper Harding – 1819-1841
Philadelphia – G.S. Harris, printer – 1851
Philadelphia – A. Hart; A. Hart, late Carey and Hart – 1851-1860
Philadelphia – John Haslett – 1860
Philadelphia – Haswell & Barrington – 1837
Philadelphia – Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell; E. Barrington & G.D. Haswell – 1837-1845
Philadelphia – P. Hay; Peter Hay & Co., printers – 1830-1838
Philadelphia – Hayes & Zell – 1857
Philadelphia – Hazard & Mitchell – 1849
Philadelphia – Dennis Heartt – 1810-1818
Philadelphia – John Hellings – 1809
Philadelphia – Hellings and Aitken – 1811
Philadelphia – A. & J. G. Henderson – 1796
Philadelphia – Herald Office – 1808
Philadelphia – Heston  – 1811
Philadelphia – Hickman & Hazzard – 1821-1822
Philadelphia – Hoff – 1796
Philadelphia – Hoff and Derrick; Printed by John Hoff – 1794-1802
Philadelphia – J. Hoff & W.F. M’Laughlin – 1803
Philadelphia – D. Hogan; David Hogan – 1803-1823
Philadelphia – Hogan & M’Elroy – 1797-1798
Philadelphia – Hogan & Thompson – 1833-1850
Philadelphia – H. Hooker – 1838
Philadelphia – B. B Hopkins – 1808-1811
Philadelphia – Hopkins and Earle – 1807-1810
Philadelphia – Heinrich Horn – 1832
Philadelphia – J. Howe – 1824-1834
Philadelphia – G. Howorth, & M’Carty & Davis – 1819
Philadelphia – Huddy & Duval – 1839-1842
Philadelphia – James Humphreys; James Humphreys, junior; James Y. Humphreys; J. & A.Y. Humphreys – 1773-1813
Philadelphia – Uriah Hunt – 1822-1850

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “G”

Here’s the next installment of our continuing list of printers and publishers represented in our Pennsylvania Imprints collection.  Remember that it does not purport to be universally complete; this is only a list of what we have here.  This list is of the firms in Philadelphia whose names begin with the letter “G”, and the approximate inclusive dates shown among our holdings.

Philadelphia – Philip Gagel – 1819
Philadelphia – Joseph Gales; J. Gales – 1799
Philadelphia – J. Gales – 1798
Philadelphia – Garden & Thompson – 1830-1831
Philadelphia – Theophilus R. Gates – 1828
Philadelphia – Wm. F. Geddes; William F. Geddes – 1834-1849
Philadelphia – W.F. Geddes – 1828-1832
Philadelphia – the General committee – 1850
Philadelphia – W. Gibbons; William Gibbons; W. P. Gibbons – 1792-1834
Philadelphia – John Gihon; John H. Gihon, printer – 1848
Philadelphia – J. L. Gihon – 1849
Philadelphia – Gihon & Smith – 1846
Philadelphia – William Goddard – 1767-1770
Philadelphia – G. W. Gorton; George W. Gorton – 1841-1843
Philadelphia – Gossler und Blumer – 1829
Philadelphia – Gould; Marcus T. C. Gould – 1830
Philadelphia – B. Graves – 1804-1809
Philadelphia – P.J. Gray – 1833
Philadelphia – William Greer – 1811
Philadelphia – Grigg; John Grigg; J. Grigg – 1818-1843
Philadelphia – Griggs & Co – 1819-1846
Philadelphia – Griggs & Dickinson – 1814-1833
Philadelphia – Grigg & Elliot; Grigg, Elliot – 1846-1848

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “D,” “E,” and “F”

Here is the newest installment of the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. This post includes printers and publishers from Philadelphia whose names start with the letters “D,” “E,” or “F.”  It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865″ collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Remember: this is a preliminary list.  Printers and publishers are mixed together here. 

Philadelphia – Office of the Daily Chronicle – 1832
Philadelphia – B. Davenport & co. – 1836-1838
Philadelphia – Benjamin Davies – 1796
Philadelphia – P. M. Davis – 1823
Philadelphia – R. Davis – 1840
Philadelphia – Joseph Delaplaine; J. Delaplaine – 1812-1815
Philadelphia – office of the Democratic press – 1817
Philadelphia – Denny und Walker – 1830-1831
Philadelphia – Desilver; Robert De Silver; Robert P. Desilver; T. Desilver; Thomas Desilver; Frank Desilver; R. Wilson Desilver – 1812-1850
Philadelphia – Devereux & Co. – 1858-1859
Philadelphia – Abel Dickinson – 1808
Philadelphia – D. Dickinson; David Dickinson – 1818
Philadelphia – Dickinson & Heartt – 1805
Philadelphia – Dobelbower, Key and Simpson – 1795
Philadelphia – Thomas Dobson; Thomas Dobson and son; T. Dobson; J. Dobson – 1786-1841
Philadelphia – T. Dobson and T. Lang – 1789
Philadelphia – G. W. Donohue – 1839
Philadelphia – Bernard Dornin – 1818
Philadelphia – E. G. Dorsey – 1834-1843
Philadelphia – James H. Doughty & Co.; John and Thomas Doughty; John Doughty – 1830-1845
Philadelphia – D. Driscol – 1801
Philadelphia – W. Duane; William Duane; Wm. Duane – 1799-1814, 1826
Philadelphia – William Dunlap; John Dunlap – 1759-1786
Philadelphia – Tertius Dunning and Walter W. Hyer – 1795

Philadelphia – Eaken & Mecum – 1803
Philadelphia – D. & S. Earl – 1825
Philadelphia – Edward Earle – 1813-1819
Philadelphia – Eastwick & Stacy – 1817
Philadelphia – Eleutherium of knowledge – 1840
Philadelphia – Charles A. Elliott, printer – 1840
Philadelphia – William Emmons – 1830
Philadelphia – William Evitt – 1770

Philadelphia – A. Fagan; Augustine Fagan – 1812-1815
Philadelphia – W. P. Farrand; William P. Farrand and co. – 1808-1809
Philadelphia – Farrand, Hopkins, Zantzinger and co. – 1811
Philadelphia – Farrand, Mallory, & co. – 1808
Philadelphia – Female Religious Tract Society of the Northern Liberties – 1817
Philadelphia – John Fenno, printer to the Senate of the United States – 1795-1799
Philadelphia – C.P. Fessenden – 1809-1837
Philadelphia – Anthony Finley; Published by Anthony Finley; William Fry, Printer – 1812-1828
Philadelphia – A. Finley & B. B. Hopkins – 1811
Philadelphia – Fisher and Brother – 1847
Philadelphia – M. Fithian – 1842-1844
Philadelphia – J. Fletcher – 1810
Philadelphia – Florence & Severns – 1846
Philadelphia – Richard Folwell; Folwell’s Press – 1794-1801
Philadelphia – R. Folwell, and G. Allchin – 1813
Philadelphia – J. Fordyce – 1813
Philadelphia – B. Franklin – 1732-1779
Philadelphia – Benjamin Fräncklin und Johann Böhm – 1751
Philadelphia – B. Franklin and D. Hall – 1748-1764
Philadelphia – B. Franklin & H. Meredith – 1730-1731
Philadelphia – Jacob Frick & Co. – 1827
Philadelphia – William Fry. Printer – 1812-1825
Philadelphia – Fry and Kammerer – 1805-1812

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “C”

Here is the newest installment of the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. This post includes printers and publishers from Philadelphia whose names start with the letter “C”.  It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865″ collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

This is a preliminary list.  Printers and publishers are mixed together here.  Some names may eventually be merged with or separated from similar names (for example, just how many “Carey” entries do we need?).  Finally, note that the printer’s/publisher’s names are listed here as they appear in the library catalog and are not taken directly from the books themselves.  This means you can’t always tell exactly what is printed on the title page.

Philadelphia – Robert Campbell – 1791-1800
Philadelphia – J.W. Campbell – 1813-1815
Philadelphia – J.M. Campbell – 1843
Philadelphia – Carey and Co. – 1787
Philadelphia – Mathew Carey – 1789-1816
Philadelphia – James Carey – 1800
Philadelphia – M Carey & Son – 1817-1821
Philadelphia – Carey and Hart – 1846
Philadelphia – E.L. Carey & A. Hart – 1832-1849
Philadelphia – H.C. Carey and I. Lea; Carey and Lea – 1827-1838
Philadelphia – Carey, Lea & Blanchard – 1833-1837
Philadelphia – Carey, Lea & Carey – 1827-1829
Philadelphia – Carey, Lea, & Carey, and R. H. Small – 1827
Philadelphia – H. C. Carey & I. Lea, and A. Small – 1823
Philadelphia – M. Carey and A. Small – 1815
Philadelphia – A. Small and H.C. Carey & I. Lea – 1825
Philadelphia – Carey, Stewart, and co – 1791
Philadelphia – M. Carey and M. Thomas – 1814
Philadelphia – G.W. Carpenter – 1831
Philadelphia – Robert Carr, R. Carr, R & W Carr – 1803-1810
Philadelphia – Carr & Smith – 1801
Philadelphia – Published by the author [Ann Carson] – 1822
Philadelphia – B. Chapman – 1812
Philadelphia – T.E. Chapman – 1844
Philadelphia – Chapman and Jones – 1844
Philadelphia – Joseph C. Charles – 1800
Philadelphia – James Chattin – 1753-1758
Philadelphia – the author [Peter S. Chazotte] – 1819
Philadelphia – Childs and Swaine – 1791-1793
Philadelphia – Charles Cist, Carl Cist – 1784-1805
Philadelphia – Mary Cist – 1806
Philadelphia – Citizen’s Suffrage Association – 1873
Philadelphia – John C. Clark – 1837-1856
Philadelphia – David Clark – 1834
Philadelphia – Clark & Raser Printers – 1818-1832
Philadelphia – John Clarke – 1813-1829
Philadelphia – David C. Claypoole – 1779-1783
Philadelphia – A. Claxton – 1828
Philadelphia – John Cline – 1807-1811
Philadelphia – William Cobbett – 1796-1799
Philadelphia – John Coates – 1845
Philadelphia – Robert Cochran – 1803-1808
Philadelphia – Ann Cochran – 1812
Philadelphia – Cochran and M’Laughlin – 1801
Philadelphia – B. Coles – 1816
Philadelphia – T.K. & P.G. Collins – 1841-1855
Philadelphia – T. K. Collins – 1846
Philadelphia – for the commissioners [of Philadelphia County] – 1847
Philadelphia – T. Condie; Condie & Co – 1796-1806
Philadelphia – W. Conover – 1799
Philadelphia – P.O. Connolly – 1826
Philadelphia – John Conrad & Co. – 1802-1807
Philadelphia – C. & A. Conrad – 1807-1809
Philadelphia – Solomon W. Conrad – 1802-1829
Philadelphia – John Conrad – 1831
Philadelphia – William D. Conway – 1812
Philadelphia – A. Cornman, Junr – 1813
Philadelphia – Court of Oyer and Terminer – 1816
Philadelphia – H. Cowperthwait & Co – 1856
Philadelphia – Thomas, Cowperthwait – 1839
Philadelphia – J. Crissy – 1822-1845
Philadelphia – J. Crissy and G. Goodman – 1824-1834
Philadelphia – Crissy and Markley – 1848-1856
Philadelphia – Crolius & Gladding – 1842
Philadelphia – James Crukshank – 1806
Philadelphia – Joseph Crukshank – 1776-1817
Philadelphia – Crukshank and Collins – 1770
Philadelphia – J.H. Cunningham – 1817-1826
Philadelphia – E. Cumminskey – 1824
Philadelphia – E. Cummiskey – 1833
Philadelphia – Cusack & Frankish – 1819
Philadelphia – C.W. Cutbush – 1825

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Depressive School Laws and the Plain People

Reecntly I cataloged an item into the collection that appears to be fairly rare.  I only found one other library in the OCLC WorldCat describing it as I had it — though there are seven libraries that have a very similar item (their pamphlet has a publisher, while ours does not).  Still, only nine libraries worldwide reporting this document isn’t very many.

The item carries the title: A Brief history of educational standards from the early Bible days to the present.  It carries no publisher, but is dated 1939.  (And, just for completeness, the other version on WorldCat has the imprint “New Holland, Pa. : New Holland Clarion.”)

 Now then, what makes it topical for this blog is that it comes with a cover title “Report of committee of Plain People making pleas for leniency from depressive school laws” and the second part has the title “Report of action taken by the Plain People, asking the authorities for leniency in school matters, together with related historical data assembled by the committee.” 

Back in the 1930’s the commonwealth had not worked out its religious exceptions to compulsory school attendance laws as quickly as the ‘Plain People’ (i.e., the Amish and conservative Mennonites) had worked out the exceptions they wanted to be granted.  The only other Pennsylvania libraries reporting copies of this 103 page pamphlet are Franklin & Marshall College, and Penn State.  It’s a good piece of local Lancaster County, PA history that had — and has — wider implications.  Our call number is: Rare Collections Library 379.23 P691 1939.

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Philadelphia “A”

Here is the new installment on the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865” collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

This is a preliminary list of the printers and publishers represented in this collection 1) who were from Philadelphia, and 2) whose names begin with the letter “A”.  There are probably other names that we will add later when, for example, the ‘publisher’ is Abbott, but the ‘printer’ is Jones.  I won’t come across that “A” name until I get to the “J” part of the alphabet. As you can also see again from the “Aitken” entries, names were not printed on title pages in a completely consistent manner. That’s more of a modern obsession, isn’t it?

Philadelphia – John Adams – 1807
Philadelphia – from the press of the late R. Aiken, by Jane Aitken, for John Conrad; R. Aitken; J. Aitken; Printed by Jane Aitken – 1802-1815
Philadelphia – Aitken, R. Aitken; Robert Aitken; Robert Aitken & son – 1774-1801
Philadelphia – Samuel Akerman – 1804
Philadelphia – Charles Alexander; Chas. Alexander – 1839
Philadelphia – Alexander; Charles Alexander – 1838
Philadelphia – John W. Allen; J. Allen; Joseph Allen – 1826
Philadelphia – American Baptist Publication Society – 1831
Philadelphia – American Sunday-School Union – 1824
Philadelphia – American Tract Society – 1832
Philadelphia – H. F. Anners – 1848
Philadelphia – George S. Appleton; G.S. Appleton – 1845
Philadelphia – Managers of the Apprentices’ Library of Philadelphia – 1822
Philadelphia – Anton Armbrüster; Anthony Armbruster – 1753
Philadelphia – T.T. Ash – 1827-1834
Philadelphia – I. Ashmead & Co. – 1822
Philadelphia – Thomas T. Ash-Key and Biddle – 1833
Philadelphia – S.C. Atkinson – 1829
Philadelphia – Sam’l C. Atkins; S.C. Atkinson – 1834
Philadelphia – Atkinson & Alexander – 1824
Philadelphia – Joseph G. Auner, John Young, pr.; J. G. Auner – 1825
Philadelphia – the office of the Aurora; Aurora-office – 1797
Philadelphia – G. L. Austin – 1818
Philadelphia – J.P. Ayres – 1825

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Pennsylvania Publishers in our PA Imprints Collection – Lebanon-Orwigsburg

Here is the new installment on the preliminary list of imprints from Pennsylvania cities and towns. It comes from the online catalog of the “Pennsylvania Imprints to 1865” collection in the Rare Collections Library at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

This is a preliminary list.  Printers and publishers are mixed together here.  And some names will eventually either be merged with or separated from similar names (see, for example, the Millers in New Berlin).  Finally, note that the printer’s/publisher’s names are listed here as they appear in the library catalog and are not taken directly from the books themselves (library cataloging rules have directed past catalogers to enter “Blogger” or “S. Blogger” for “Samuel Blogger” and this means you can’t always tell exactly what is printed on the title page just by looking in the catalog).

Lebanon – Joseph Hartman – 1815-1842
Lebanon – Samuel Miller – 1839-1840
Lebanon – H.B. Sage; Heinrich Sage – 1809-1810
Lebanon – J. C. Schmidt und C. und J. Licht – 1831
Lebanon – Jacob Schnee; J. Schnee – 1809-1813
Lebanon – Joseph Schnee; J. Schnee – 1808-1814
Lebanon – Jacob Stover für J. Schnee – 1811-1814
Lewistown – Charles Bell and Sons – 1831
Lewistown – Edward Cole – 1804
Lewistown – Hickok & Shugert – 1834
Lewistown – J. W. Shugert – 1836
Lewistown – Shugert & Cummings – 1832
Manayunk – Richard Beresford – 1849
Meadville – Thomas Atkinson – 1816-1817 [same person as next name?]
Meadville – Thomas Atkinson, printer – 1831-1832
Meadville – Wm. McLaughlin – 1835
Mechanicsburg – [anon.] – 1837-1838
Millgrove – Gedruckt von S. und S. Siegfried’s – 1834
Milton – at the Office of the State’s Advocate, Tweed & Kincaid Print. – 1827
Milton – Printed at the Office of “The Miltonian” – 1818
Milton – The State’s Advocate – 1830
Milton – S. Wilson and T. C. Slack – 1837
Montrose – [anon.] – 1846
Nazareth – A. W. Senseman – 1839
New Berlin – H. Fischer – 1848
New Berlin – Francis Frank – 1839-1840
New Berlin – D. Hachenberg – 1831
New Berlin – Hammer – 1839
New Berlin – Joseph Miller; G. Miller; Sal. G. Miller – 1830-1840
New Berlin – S. Miller und H. Niebel; Salom. Miller und Henrich Niebel; George Miller  – 1817-1820
New Berlin – J. C. Reissner, J. C. Reiszner – 1844-1846
New London – E. E. Orvis – 1851
Norristown – Wills, Iredell & Jenkins, printers – 1865
Norristown – David Sower – 1801-1818
Norristown – D. Sower, Jr. – 1825
Norristown – James Winnard – 1807-1814
Northampton – A. A. u. W. S. Blumer – 1834
Northampton – bey Augustus Gräter, Buchhändler – 1834
Northampton County – Kleckner, Rolf und Williams – 1841
Northumberland – John Binns – 1805-1806
Northumberland – Andrew Kennedy; A. Kennedy – 1799-1805
Octoraro – Francis Bailey – 1805-1807
Octoraro – J. Steele – 1787
Orwigsburg – Thoma und May – 1828

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