- 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A collection of historical documents including: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.
AG 105 .L56 1937
First published in 1924, this 1937 edition of The Lincoln Library of Essential Information is an abridged encyclopedia that includes information on literature, history, geography, travel, science, government, fine arts, education and other subjects. Please see the attached lists of contributors, contents, and illustrations.
AI 21 .S7 Index 1892-1901 and State (SC) Newspaper
The State Index is a name and subject index for the newspaper from 1892 through1901. The index lists names, locations, events, obituaries, marriages, weather, and other topics covered in the newspaper issues.
AI 21 .S7 Index 1903-1912 and State (SC) Newspaper
The State Index is a name and subject index for the newspaper from 1903 through1912. The index lists names, locations, events, obituaries, marriages, weather, and other topics covered in the newspaper issues.
AP 101 .P85x, Mark Lemon, John Leech, and Richard Doyle
Punch's Pocket Book for 1851 contains an almanac, cash account log, daily diary pages, a variety of useful business information, short stories, poetry, and cartoons. Please see the attached tables of content and illustration.
AP 101 .P8 vol. 42 1862 and Mark Lemon
Punch, or the London Charivari (vol. 42) consists of weekly issues of the magazine for the year 1862. The publication includes satirical and humorous stories, poems, cartoons to mock and deride the events and occurrences of the day. Please see attached index.
AP 201 .C495 1882, Dana Estes, and Charles Emelius Lauriat
Chatterbox 1882 consists of stories, articles, puzzles, games, illustrations, poetry, and other material for children.
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.
AP 2 .P48 and Charles Jacobs Peterson
Peterson's Magazine consists of monthly issues of the magazine dating January to June 1863 (vol. 43) and July to December 1863 (vol. 44). Each issue includes patterns for sewing and needlework, fashion, poetry, short stories, book reviews,articles, and musical compositions. Please see the attached the attached indexes.
AP 2 .R97 vol. 5 and Paul Hamilton Hayne
Russell's Magazine--Vol. 5, 1859 consists of bound copies of issues from April (no.1), June (no. 3), July (no. 4), and September (no.6) 1859. May and August (nos. 2 and 5) are missing. Each issue of the magazine contains, articles, fiction, poetry, and other literary works as well as an editorial and book reviews. Please see the attached Index which covers the entire volume 5 including the missing issues.
AP 2 .R97 vol. 6 and Paul Hamilton Hayne
Russell's Magazine--Vol. 6, 1859-1860 consists of bound copies of issues from October (no.1) and December (no. 3) 1859; and January (no. 4), and February (no.5) 1860. November 1859 (no. 2) and March (no. 6) are missing. Each issue of the magazine contains, articles, fiction, poetry, and other literary works as well as an editorial and book reviews. Please see the attached Table of Contents for each issue.
AP 3 .S35 vol. 23 1761 and Scots Magazine
The Scots Magazine vol. 23 1761 contains articles of interest to the Scots concerning not only Scotland but also Great Britain, Europe, America,and other parts of the world. Topics include the coronation of George III; the marriage of George III; the Cherokees in South Carolina; the East Indies; marriages, births, and deaths; crimes and trials, Highlanders, medical discoveries and treatments, and many other subjects. Please see the attached Tables of Content and Index.
AY 296 .C4 .A83x, F. J. Pelzer, and F. S. Rodgers
The Atlantic Phosphate Company is an almanac put out by the company as advertising. It includes information on such topics as astronomical occurrences; agriculture; a gardener's calendar; South Carolina government; South Carolina courts; South Carolina counties; the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina; religion in the Southern United States; U.S. government; railroads; and the Atlantic Phosphate Co. There are also hand-written diary pages from 1873 inserted in the book. The writer is unknown but appears to have lived in Chester County, S.C. The diarist speaks of attending services at Purity Presbyterian Church and Armenia Methodist Church. Family names mentioned include Wilson, Abell, Williams, Benson, Smith, and Harden.
AY 81 .F3 .T5x and Robert B. Thomas
The Farmer's Almanack contains astronomical calculations, a farmer's calendar, military fines, college vacations, table of simple interest, court calendar, agricultural information, Episcopalian holidays, poetry, anecdotes, weather observations, roads and innkeepers and other useful information.
B 1155 1679, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Tenison
Baconiana consists of "An Account of all the Lord Bacon's Works" by Thomas Tenison [1636-1715], Archibishop of Canterbury; Bacon's works on civil and moral themes, natural philosophy, theology; and writings of others pertaining to Bacon's life and works.
B 1455 .A5 1804x v. 1 and David Hume Esq.
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, volume 1 contains writings of David Hume pertaining to moral, political, and literary subjects. Please see attached Table of Contents and Index.
B 1455 .A5 1804x v. 2 and David Hume
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects volume 2 contains writings of David Hume pertaining to human understanding, the passions, principles of morals, and the natural history of religion. Please see the attached Table of Contents and Index.