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Early Imprints Guide, Marilyn Wurzburger

Date

By virtue of date alone, materials printed before the date listed below might be considered “rare.” But condition is all important.

  • Asia, Europe - 1701;
    • British Isles - 1801
  • Africa, Mexico, South America - 1851
  • United States - 1820
    • Confederate States - 1860 - 1865
    • Chicago - 1872
    • West of the Mississippi (including Hawaii) - 1865
    • Alaska - 1901
  • Canada, Australia, New Zealand - 1867

Further breakdown by States in the U.S.:

  • Confederate States - 1865
    • South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina
  • Minnesota - 1866;
  • Arkansas, Oklahoma - 1871;
  • Colorado - 1877;
  • California, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington - 1876
  • Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North and South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming - 1891

Bibles

The following may be of value:

  • American Bibles dating before 1800
  • English Bibles dating before 1635
  • Latin, Greek, German or other language Bibles dating before 1500

Reprints

Some Reprint Publishers:

  • A.L. Burt; Grossett & Dunlap;
  • Conkey;
  • Collier;
  • Donahue;
  • Hurst

Roman Numerals

  • M = 1000;
  • D = 500;
  • C = 100;
  • L = 50;
  • X = 10;
  • V = 5;
  • I = 1

e.g. MDCCLXVIII = 1768

Marilyn Wurzburger
Head of Special Collections
Arizona State University
2001



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