Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wilcox, Reuter, and Ray



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Maurine and Other Poems, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. W.B. Conkey Company, Chicago (1888). 235 pages. $1.00.

Fritz Reuters Werke. Undated with title page inscription from 1907. 968 pages. $1.00.

Ray’s Algebra, by Joseph Ray, M.D., Professor of Mathematics in Woodward College. Stereotype Edition. Cincinnati: Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle. New York: Clark & Maynard. “Entered according to act of Congress, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Two, by Winthrop B. Smith, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States, for the District of Ohio.” Book signed by four students and dated by three in 1873 and 1874. 396 pages. $5.00.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Fritz Reuter
Joseph Ray

7 comments:

Wine and Words said...

You have the coolest looking books. May I smell them?

William Michaelian said...

Oh, yes, by all means. But be careful, because they’ll go straight to your head.

Crissant said...

Wow, more treasure!!!!! Your chest is full of them :)
Enjoy your sunday.

Caio Fern said...

i feel like to paint this post.

William Michaelian said...

Crissant! How are you? Yes, I’ve been lucky lately in the book department....

Caio, there’s still some room around the edges. Be my guest.

Jan said...

William sometimes I believe these books just wait for you to walk into a store and they know right away that they need to be adopted by you and to go home with you. These are beautiful as most vintage books are. They feel as comfortable as an old pair of shoes...but they smell much better :)

William Michaelian said...

That they do. I found this batch yesterday with my son at the annual book sale at the public library. It was the second day of the sale, so it was quite a surprise to find them. But he was lucky too: a beautiful book of poetry published in 1867, for only six dollars.