The Books of Isaac Norris (1701-1766) at Dickinson College
by Marie Elena Korey, 1976.

The Books of Isaac Norris
CONTENTS
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List of Illustrations
Introduction
Foreword
Preface
References
The Catalogue
Index of Former Owners

List of Illustrations

The Books of Isaac Norris (1701-1766) at Dickinson College includes several images from books within the collection. These images illustrate such details as Isaac Norris's bookplate, labeling methods, and marginalia, as well as the signatures of previous owners and prime examples of the art of bookbinding. This list provides a brief description and location of each of the nine illustrations.

Introduction

Edwin Wolf 2nd of the Library Company of Philadelphia authored the introduction to The Books of Isaac Norris. Wolf examines the rich history and composition of the library of Isaac Norris (and his father before him) and the events that led to the donation of a portion to Dickinson College.

Foreword

The foreword by archivist Martha Slotten provides some context to the collection by detailing the history of the Dickinson College library and the impact the Norris collection has made.

Preface

The preface to the book by Marie Korey has been reproduced online.

References

Citations for manuscript collections and books consulted in the compilation of this book and the writing of the introduction, foreword, and preface are listed here.

The Catalogue

The works in the Isaac Norris Collection have been arranged alphabetically by author (or title in the absence of an author) for the purposes of this catalog. Each has been assigned a unique identifying number, which has been utilized as an identifier within the database. In addition to the common author, title, and publication information, further bibliographic description has been included, such as number of volumes or parts, folio size, and any marginalia by Norris or others. The image below is an example of two entries from the catalogue.


Figure 1. Example of entries in The Books of Isaac Norris (1701-1766) at Dickinson College.

Index of Former Owners

Many of the books in Isaac Norris's library were purchased secondhand from booksellers in Philadelphia and London. In some cases, the signatures and marginalia of the previous owners remain in addition to Norris's own markings. This provenance information has been compiled in this list of previous owners; where applicable, this information is also included in the bibliographic data accompanying each book.