Found in the stacks: Almanaque de “Tierra y libertad”

This volume was digitized as a part of our on demand service with the request originally coming from a professor in the United States who was looking to borrow the book through our Inter Library Loans program. When the ILL staff (thanks Patrick!) noticed that it was rare and ours was the only copy in Canada they sent to us for digitization. In the end the professor was sent the catalogue link to the digital copy and we transferred the book to our Rare Books & Special Collections for safe keeping.

One of our liaison librarians, Juanita Jara de Súmar noted about the book “it was commissioned as a complement to the weekly published by an Anarchist group related to the Confederación de Trabajo, the main Communist party involved with the big Internacional Socialista in Spain that fought against Franco in later years.”

Cover page of Almanaque de "Tierra y libertad". (1912).

Cover page of Almanaque de “Tierra y libertad”. (1912).

City of Montreal key plans showing arrangement of plates

City of Montreal key plans showing arrangement of plates. Canada 1912. By Chas. E. Goad Co. Civil Engineers.  From Volume 1 of Atlas of the city of Montreal and vicinity : in four volumes, from official plans, special surveys, showing cadastral numbers, buildings & lots

City of Montreal key plans showing arrangement of plates. Canada 1912. By Chas. E. Goad Co. Civil Engineers. From Volume 1 of Atlas of the city of Montreal and vicinity : in four volumes, from official plans, special surveys, showing cadastral numbers, buildings & lots

You can download a full resolution version from our catalogue or you can drop by anytime during Rare Books and Special Collections opening hours to consult the original. 

Close of up Plate 18 & 20. City of Montreal key plans showing arrangement of plates. Canada 1912. By Chas. E. Goad Co. Civil Engineers.

Close of up Plate 18 & 20. City of Montreal key plans showing arrangement of plates. Canada 1912. By Chas. E. Goad Co. Civil Engineers.

 

2 volumes of lectures (probably) by Gilles Basset des Rosiers

Two volumes of lectures, probably by Gilles Basset des Rosiers – v. 1. “Phisica generalis” and moral philosophy and v. 2. “Phisica particularis” (astronomy, physics, anatomy and physiology). The writer, J.B. Buron, named in the title statement, probably attended the Collège d’Harcourt, Paris.

While the original is unavailable during the renovations to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine you can download the digital copy through our catalogue

Basset des Rosiers, Gilles. 1743. Phisica data ab aegidio Basset celeberrimo professore in Harcurio et scripta a Joanne Baptista Buron in eadem scola auditore anno Domini 1743. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/hostedjournals/002218148.html.

Page 147. Basset des Rosiers, Gilles. 1743. Phisica data ab aegidio Basset celeberrimo professore in Harcurio et scripta a Joanne Baptista Buron in eadem scola auditore anno Domini 1743. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/hostedjournals/002218148.html.

Page 147. Basset des Rosiers, Gilles. 1743. Phisica data ab aegidio Basset celeberrimo professore in Harcurio et scripta a Joanne Baptista Buron in eadem scola auditore anno Domini 1743. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/hostedjournals/002218148.html.

Page 167. Basset des Rosiers, Gilles. 1743. Phisica data ab aegidio Basset celeberrimo professore in Harcurio et scripta a Joanne Baptista Buron in eadem scola auditore anno Domini 1743. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/hostedjournals/002218148.html.

Page 167. Basset des Rosiers, Gilles. 1743. Phisica data ab aegidio Basset celeberrimo professore in Harcurio et scripta a Joanne Baptista Buron in eadem scola auditore anno Domini 1743. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/hostedjournals/002218148.html.

Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts

From the cataloguing notes:

Catalogue of a collection of 238 manuscripts, chiefly in Persian, acquired by Ivanow, collected mainly in Northeastern India, and brought by Wood to McGill University; a few titles already in the libraries of McGill University have been appended.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 1.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 1.

Included is Wladimir’s handwritten catalogue preceded by a typescript title page labelled “rough notes” with Wood’s handwritten annotations followed by Wood’s handwritten revised title page and table of contents, and a typescript preface with Wood’s handwritten revisions; this is accompanied by a typescript copy placed in loose-leaf covers of the revised title page and preface, and an outline of the parts of the catalogue, together with various other short sections of related information.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 3.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 3.

The revised title page is dated: Bombay, 1927; the “rough notes” title page is dated Calcutta, India, 1928 and has Wood’s manuscript notations re publication possibilities dated 1934.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 7.

Ivanow, W., & Wood, C. A. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts. Page 7.

2 manuscripts one handwritten and typescript. The  handwritten manuscript is housed in a fall-down-back box 24 x 20 x 8 cm. 

The romance of a princess : a comedy, and other poems by Amy Redpath Roddick

This 94 page volume of poems was Lady Amy Redpath Roddick’s (1868-1954) 5th piece of published writing. While she might be best know as the McGill benefactor of the Roddick Gates, having donated them in the memory of her husband in 1924 she was also an accomplished writer with 17 works in 27 publications in 2 languages. 

Front inside cover & title page of The romance of a princess : a comedy, and other poems by Amy Redpath Roddick (1922)

Presented to the Library by the Author. Front inside cover & title page of The romance of a princess : a comedy, and other poems by Amy Redpath Roddick (1922)

We recently digitized 9 of her books bringing the total online to14.Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 11.18.39 AM  You can read more about her in the Canada’s Early Women Writers digital collection at the Simon Fraser University library or for more on the history of the Roddick Gates visit McGill digital exhibition Virtual McGill: Campuses and Buildings 

Faust : das Volksbuch, das Puppenspiel by Karl Joseph Simrock

From the cataloguing notes:

“The puppet play is K. J. Simrock’s version, a reconstruction from various sources and from memory. It was first published in 1846 under title: Doctor Johannes Faust, Puppenspiel in vier Aufzügen. Our copy in Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection with book seller’s label: “Annemarie Schnase “Antiquarin”, Berlin-Spandau…”; in slipcase.”

Title page of Simrock, K. J. (1924). Faust: Das Volksbuch, das Puppenspiel.

 Simrock, K. J. (1924). Faust: Das Volksbuch, das Puppenspiel.

 

Digitized at the request of a faculty member in the Languages, Literatures, and cultures – German Studies. Find out more about our digitization on demand service at our Research services webpage.

To consult the original you can visit Rare Books and Special Collections during their opening hours.

McGill Model School Girls’ Department

McGill Model School

McGill Model School Girls’ Department. Prize awarded to Lulu Borden for Reading, French and Geography in the Junior Division. Montreal, 23rd June, 1897. Mary J. Peebles Head Mistress. S. P. Robins Principal.

Decorative book label from the Philippe Masson Collection of Ex Libris  in Rare Books and Special Collections.  The Philippe Masson Collection of Ex Libris comprises of approximately 4500 bookplates, of which, three thousand are Canadian in origin.

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/bookplates/

The art of wood-engraving

Woodcuts and some words by Edward Gordon Craig embodies glorious reproductions of woodcuts. My zest for the art of wood-engraving has grown after reading the history of wood blocks, cutting, and printing machines.

A McGill Library note from the catalogue record:
Copy no. 123 of a limited ed. of 160 copies signed by the author and with extra woodcut inserted.

The original book is available for consultation from our Rare Books and Special Collections reading room during regular opening hours or you can download the digital version from our catalogue.

Figure 17 of "Woodcuts and some words"

Figure 17 of “Woodcuts and some words”

Figure 21 of "Woodcuts and some words"

Figure 21 of “Woodcuts and some words”

Figure 57 of "Woodcuts and some words"

Figure 57 of “Woodcuts and some words”

Notes on noses

This is an entertaining book about popular Victorian era conceptions of noses and pseudoscience of physiognomy.

Notes on Noses is available for consultation from our Rare Books and Special Collections reading room during regular opening hours or you can download the digital version from our catalogue.

Title page of "Notes on noses"

Title page of “Notes on noses”