- All books printed before 1810
- Books printed in the United States before 1875
- South Carolina imprints 1940 or before
- Books costing the library more than $300, or having a similar auction value
- First editions of significance
- Books in original form printed in numbered editions of 500 or less
- Autograph copies of works presented to Winthrop or one of its departments by Winthrop’s faculty, staff or alumni
- Works by important local authors
- Confederate imprints
- Association copies, i.e., works inscribed to Winthrop University. In certain discretionary circumstances books inscribed to Winthrop faculty, staff and alumni can also be put in Special Collections
- Other books that the Archives may subjectively believe to be a rare book
- Books subject to loss or damage, including:
- items of poor or fragile condition
- volumes or portfolios of loose or fine plates
AC 1 .H2 and Walter Besant M.A.
Harper's School Classics edition of Walter Besant's biography of Gaspard de Coligny. Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon (16 February 1519– 24 August 1572) was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion and a close friend and advisor to King Charles IX of France.
AC 4 .P5 1835
A collection of historical documents including:
- The Morals of Confucius, A Chinese Philosopher, who flourished about five hundred years before Christ. Translated from the Chinese by R.R. Incorcetta and Couplet. It includes a life of Confucius and a dissertation on the work.
- The Oracles of Zoroaster, the Founder of the Persian Magi, collected from the most authentic records. Translated from the Greek by J. P. Cory, Esq. Also included is The Life of Zoroaster by Peter Bayle, author of the historical and critical dictionary; and An Abstract of teh Persian Theology of Zoroaster by Edward Gibbon, the Roman historian.
- The Theology of the Phoenicians by Sanchoniatho, translated from the Phoenician dialect into Greek by Philo, a native of Byblus and from the Greek into English by I. P. Cory, Esq. Also included is a biographical sketch of Sanchoniatho.
- The Periplus or Voyage of Hanno in the year 570 before Christ, round the ports of Libya, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which he deposited in the Temple of Saturn. Translated from the Punic into the Greek tongue and from the Greek into English by Dr. Falconer.
- King Hiempsal's History of the African Settlements translated from the Punic books by Sallust and into English by H. Stewart, Esq.
- The Fragments of the Choice Sayings of Publius Syrus translated from the Latin
- The Egyptian Fragments Consisting of the Writings of Manethos; the Obelisk of Heliopolis from Ammianus Marcellinus; and the Exodus from Chaeremon and Others, translated from the Greek by I. P. Cory, Esq.
- The Similitudes of Demophilus, or Directions for the Proper Regulation of Life, translated from the original Greek by John Jackson and Walter Chisholm.
AC 8 .C3x, James Henry Carlisle, and J. H. Carlisle Jr.
Addresses of J. H. Carlisle consists of 18 speeches and addresses delivered by James Henry Carlisle, third president of Wofford College located in Spartanburg, S.C. Prof. Carlisle's son, J. H. Carlisle, Jr. compiled and edited the collection in 1910. The topics include Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mathematics, Education, and Madame DeStael. Please see the attached Table of Contents to see the titles of the addresses.
AC 8 .L4 Vol. 1, Hugh Swinton Legare, and Mary S. Legare
Writings of Hugh Swinton Legare volume 1 includes a memoir, a diary, a journal, correspondence, speeches and other writings of Legare. Please see attached Table of Contents for a full listing.
AC 8 .L4 Vol 2, Hugh Swinton Legare, and Mary S. Legare
Writings of Hugh Swinton Legare volume 2 includes his contributions to the Southern Review. Please see the attached Table of Contents for a full listing of topics.
AC 8 .S55x and William Gilmore Simms
Egeria: Voices of Thought and Counsel for the Woods and Wayside by William Gilmore Simms is a collection of thoughts, proverbs, and short essays on a variety of subjects published in 1853. Please see the attached index.
J. Adams D.D.
The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister and President of the College of Charleston, preached this sermon in St. Michael's Church in Charleston, S.C. on February 13, 1833 before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of South Carolina. Taking place a little more than fifty years after the beginning of the country, Adams made the case that Christianity, primarily Protestant Christianity, was the basis of American political order. The scripture on which he based his sermon was 1 Peter 3: 15, Proverbs 14: 34 and Revelation 11: 15.
AP 2 .A9 Vol. 36 and D. E. Hudson C.S.C.
The Ave Maria is a family magazine devoted to the honor of the blessed virgin. This volume consists of weekly issues, published every Saturday, dating January through June 1893. The publisher at the time was Rev. D. E. Hudson, C.S.C. Please see the attached index.
AP 2 .A9 Vol. 37 and D. E. Hudson C.S.C.
The Ave Maria is a family magazine devoted to the honor of the blessed virgin. This volume consists of weekly issues, published every Saturday, dating July through December 1893. The publisher at the time was Rev. D. E. Hudson, C.S.C. Please see the attached index.
AP 2 .G56 vol. 52 1856, Sarah J. Hale, and Louis A. Godey
Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine consists of monthly issues of the publication dating January to June 1856 (vol. 52) and July to December 1856 (vol. 53). Please see the attached indexes.
AP 2 .G56 vol. 56 1858, Sarah J. Hale, and Louis A. Godey
Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine consists of monthly issues of the publication dating January to June 1858 (vol. 56) and July to December 1858 (vol. 57). Please see the attached indexes.
BT 96 .A214m 1834x and J. Adams D.D.
The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister, President of the College of Charleston, and (ex-officio) Horry Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy delivered this oration on November 1, 1834 before the Society of Graduates of the College of Charleston. Noting that moral causes of the prosperity of nations had been ignored, Rev. Adams reviews and examines the effect of morality on the advancement of nations.
BV 4011.4 .P74 .H69x and George Howe
In 1836, Rev. George Howe, distressed that many young men lacked interest in pursuing a career in the ministry, wrote an appeal to these youth to consider answering the call to preach. In addition to the appeal, the book also contains statistical tables on the number of Presbyterian ministers added each year in South Carolina for the years 1803, 1809, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1825-1835, a table showing the increase or decrease of ministers 1803-1835, a table showing the increase of church members 1826-1834, and a table showing the number of ministers and vacant churches in 1834.
BV 4275 .M2 .T4x and James H. Thornwell
James Henley Thornwell preached this sermon on the occasion of the death of Benjamin R. Maybin, a member of the Freshman Class of South Carolina College on October 9, 1842. In it he encourages the students to eschew the vanity of earthly pursuits and place their hope and faith on the promise of God's eternal blessings. Thornwell based this sermon on the Scripture Job 14: 10.
A Sermon, Delivered at the Re-opening and Dedication of the French Protestant Church of Charleston, S.C.
BX 9458 .C4 .H6x and Charles Wallace Howard
A Sermon, Delivered at the Re-opening and Dedication of the French Protestant Church of Charleston, S.C. on Sunday, the 11th Day of May, 1845 by the Rev. Charles Wallace Howard, Pastor of the Church relates the history of the French Protestant Church. There is also an Order of Divine Service that includes an ode written by Miss Mary E. Lee, the scripture used, the hymns, and the pages from the prayer book used in the service. This order of service includes both the morning and afternoon services.
CR 4571 .W5 1858 and John Lyde Wilson
The Code of Honor lays out the rules and duties of the principal participants of a duel as well as their seconds. Chapter titles include: "The Person Insulted, Before Challenge Sent," "Second's Duty Before Challenge Sent," "Duty of Challengee and His Second Before Fighting, " and "Duty of Principals and Seconds on the Ground." The author, John Lyde Wilson (1784-1849) was a lawyer, politician and the 49th governor of South Carolina serving from 1822 to 1824.
CT 4370 .M34 .S68x and South Carolina Tract Society
The Converted Soldier Become A Zealous Missionary tells the story of William Magrath of Ireland who, through the influence of the Bible Society, found faith, hope, and love which he joyously spread throughout the East Indies 1827 to 1833. Included are transcriptions of letters from and about Magrath, including his death of fever in 1833.
Kah-Woh, Catawba (Thank you, People of the River): A Drama of the Catawba Indians of South Carolina, and the White People Closely Associated with Them, from 1750-1791
PN 6120 .I6 1960, William I. Long, and Mary Wood Long
Kah-Woh Catawba, by William Ivey Long, Winthrop Professor of Theater 1954-1976 was written at the request of the York County Historical Commission in the spring and summer of 1960. The play was performed September 21-24 at Winthrop in Byrnes Auditorium with a cast of 106.