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American Imprints, Pre-1800

  • For various reasons, the Library has an appreciable number of pre-1800 American imprints (perhaps 1000 to 2000 of the more than 40,000 titles recorded by Evans, Bristol, Shipton and Mooney.) Access to these, to some extent, can be obtained by consulting the ExB copy of C.K. Shipton and J. Mooney. National Index of American Imprints through 1800: the Short Title Evans (Worcester, 1969) [(ExB) 0416.331.004 2 vols.]. The ExB copy has been checked passim for the Library's holdings. (As of July 1995, records of call numbers are to be found in: vol. 1, pp. 1-137, 240-42; vol. 2, passim)

    The Microforms Division of the Library has the Readex Microprint series Early American Imprints reproducing virtually every title in Shipton and Mooney.

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