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American Antiquarian Society

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Works: 7,827 works in 9,445 publications in 1 language and 63,860 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Union catalogs  Bibliographies  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Former owner, Compiler, Editor, Publisher, rpj, Other
Classifications: E172, 015.73
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The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip--distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events--were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced, and in The Flash Press three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations. Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, these selections epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. Here, in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage, its editors, and its audience, the authors examine nineteenth-century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine's republicanism with elements of the Marquis de Sade's sexual ideology. They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law, showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to the demise of the flash papers: editors were hauled into court, sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel, and eventually pushed out of business. But not before they forever changed the debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America's most important city"--Publisher's description
A history of the book in America by Joan Shelley Rubin( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society( )

in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Revere's engravings by American Antiquarian Society( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete engravings of Paul Revere, with commentary and background information
National index of American imprints through 1800; the short-title Evans by Clifford Kenyon Shipton( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combined alphabetical index to Evans' American bibliography, with corrections, and R. Bristol's "not-in-Evans" items
Printing and society in early America by American Antiquarian Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The northern boundary of Massachusetts in its relations to New Hampshire : a part of the Council's report made to the American Antiquarian Society, at Worcester, on October 21, 1890 by Samuel A Green( )

10 editions published between 1890 and 1891 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common-place : the interactive journal of early American life( )

in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angel of Bethesda by Cotton Mather( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains Cotton Mather's writings on medicine, who saw illness in a spiritual context and provided a combination of scientific and spiritual treatments for diseases
Bibliography of American directories through 1860 by Dorothea E Spear( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice of the life and character of Hon. John Davis : read before the American Antiquarian Society, at its meeting held in Boston on the 26th of April, 1854 by Thomas Kinnicutt( )

10 editions published between 1854 and 1982 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookbinding in early America : seven essays on masters and methods by Hannah D French( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference tool for Rare Books Collection
American broadsides : sixty facsimiles dated 1680-1800, reproduced from originals in the American Antiquarian Society by Georgia Brady Barnhill( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadsides contain some of the most fascinating material relating to life in early America. These single sheets of paper, usually printed on one side only, make it possible to view colonial society from a different vantage point than that usually afforded by the materials of military, political, and diplomatic history. Subject matter of these pieces of ephemera ranges from advertisements to the edifying warnings of criminals' confessions; official proclamations, instructions for school masters, comments on important contemporary events, information for immigrants, ballads and elegies--all found a convenient vehicle in the broadside during its heyday in the eighteenth century. -- Introduction
The cultivation of artists in nineteenth-century America( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These papers - with one exception - were prepared for The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America, a conference held at the American Antiquarian Society, April 30-May 2, 1993, to celebrate Diana Korzenik's gift of the Cross Family Art Archive to AAS. Subsequently this gift of works by three siblings from Manchester, New Hampshire, that includes their childhood drawings and instructional works, the proofs of their wood engravings, and oils and watercolors done as adults, was augmented with other materials relating to the history of the family and its artists. Taken together, the conference papers trace the transformation of art in America for its consumers and the evolution of working in art
Archaeologia Americana : transactions and collections of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society( )

in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early American imprints( )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in America from 1639-1800. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans (14 vols., 1903-34, 1955-59); and subsequent bibliographic works by Roger Bristol, James Mooney and Clifford Shipton. This database includes more than 1,000 works located, catalogued and digitized since the completion of the earlier microfilmed set, Early American Imprints, 1639-1800, which was also based on Charles Evans' American Bibliography
American penmanship, 1800-1850 : a history of writing and a bibliography of copybooks from Jenkins to Spencer by Ray Nash( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks and resolutions commemorative of the Hon. Josiah Quincy, LL. D. by George Livermore( )

5 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Devens, Henry M. Dexter, Edward I. Thomas : extract from the report of the council, read to the American Antiquarian Society, April 29, 1891 by George Frisbie Hoar( )

6 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early New England and catechisms; a bibliographical account of some catechisms published before the year 1800, for use in New England by Wilberforce Eames( Book )

3 editions published between 1898 and 1969 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York
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A history of the book in AmericaThe cultivation of artists in nineteenth-century AmericaUnder its generous dome : the collections and programs of the American Antiquarian SocietyPortraits in the collection of the American Antiquarian SocietyA place in my chronicle : a new edition of the Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1829-1835
Alternative Names
A.A.S. [i.e. American Antiquarian Society]

AAS

AAS [i.e. American Antiquarian Society]

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.

Antiquarian Society

Antiquarian Society United States

Worcester (Mass.)

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English (286)