Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle

The Collection was the creation of the financier Carl H. Pforzheimer, Sr. (1879–1957), who took a special interest in the lives and works of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his contemporaries, including his second wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and such friends and fellow writers as Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont, Teresa Guiccioli, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, Horace Smith, and Edward John Trelawny.

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Collections in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle

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Anne Wagner album, 1795-1834.
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Julia Conyers album, ca. 1769-1830.
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Fables, ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. ... Second edition.
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Visual materials from the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection
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Gaffer Gray : or, The misfortunes of poverty, a Christmas ditty, very fit to be chanted at Whitsuntide.
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Compositions from Shelley's Prometheus Unbound.
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Mounseer Nongtongpaw : a new version...
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pantheon: or Ancient history of the gods of Greece and Rome. Intended to facilitate the understanding of the classical authors, and of poets in general. For the use of schools, and young persons of both sexes. By Edward Baldwin, Esq.
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Prince Dorus, or, Flattery put out of countenance : a poetical version of an ancient tale, illustrated with a series of elegant engravings.
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history of England for the use of schools and young persons. By Edward Baldwin, Esq., author of Fables, ancient and modern. Stereotype edition.
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illustrated London novelist : containing The Italian, by Mrs. Radcliffe; Things as they are, by W. Godwin; and Mervin Chase, by E. M. Stewart.
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History of Greece: from the earliest records of that country, to the time in which it was reduced to a Roman province. Illustrated with maps and portraits. For the use of young persons. By Edward Baldwin, Esq., author of Fables, ancient and modern.
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Bible stories. Memorable acts of the ancient patriarchs, judges and kings: extracted from their original historians. For the use of children. By William Scolfield. [Vol. II]
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Fables anciennes et modernes, adaptées a l'usage des enfans. Traduites de l'anglois de M. Baldwin.
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History of Rome : From the building of the city to the ruin of the Republic. Illustrated with maps and other plates. For the use of schools and young persons. By Edward Baldwin, Esq.
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Six histoires pour la prémiere enfance : adaptées maniere à faciliter l'étude de la langue françoise aux plus jeunes élèves. Par une mere, pour l'usage de sa petite famille.
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The Esdaile notebook [incomplete] : holograph copybook, ?1808-1815.
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looking-glass : a true history of the early years of an artist
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Visits to the juvenile library : or, Knowledge proved to be the source of happiness.
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visit to London : containing a description of the principal curiosities in the British metropolis
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Rosara's chain: or, The choice of life. A poem. By Alicia Lefanu, niece to the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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Dramas for children, or, Gentle reproofs for their faults
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Histories of four young ladies: intended to illustrate the force of education, and the danger of mistakes in the commencement of life.
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pantheon: or Ancient history of the gods of Greece and Rome. For the use of schools, and young persons of both sexes. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. The third edition.
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Life of Lady Jane Grey, and of Lord Guildford Dudley, her husband ... By Theophilus Marcliffe.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley holograph manuscript treatise, A Philosophical View of Reform [incomplete] : Nov 1819 - ?1820
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Queen Mab; a philosophical poem: with notes. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. (1813 ed. with Shelley's holograph annotations).
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Sollicitude d'une mère pour les plus précieux intérêts de sa fille. Traduit de l'anglais de Mrs. Taylor of Ongar; par l'abbé Le Febvre.
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First book of poetry : for the use of schools, intended as reading lessons for the younger classes. By W.F. Mylius. With two engravings.
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adventures of Ulysses. By Charles Lamb.
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parent's offering, or, Tales for children. By Mrs. Caroline Barnard.
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Queen Mab; a philosophical poem. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. (Unauthorized 1821 ed.)
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Authentic narrative of the extraordinary career of James Allen, the female husband : who was married for the space of twenty-one years, without her real sex being discovered, even by her wedded associate : containing, also, the particulars of her singular
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enquiry concerning political justice, and its influence on general virtue and happiness. By William Godwin. In two volumes.
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Shelley and his Circle [manuscripts]
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St. Leon: a tale of the sixteenth century (1831 edition).
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The New Bath guide
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The Rational Dame; or, hints towards supplying prattle for children
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Continuation of the stories of Old Daniel, or, Tales of wonder and delight : containing narratives of foreign countries and manners, and designed as an introduction to the study of voyages, travels, and history in general.
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adventures of Caleb Williams. By the late W. Godwin, Esq., author of "Deloraine," "Cloudesly," "St. Leon," &c. &c. &c.
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family Robinson Crusoe, or, Journal of a father shipwrecked, with his wife and children, on an uninhabited island
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fisher-boy of Weymouth: to which are added, The pet donkey, and The sisters.
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prize: or, The lace-makers of Missenden. By Caroline Barnard.
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Essay on sepulchres: or, A proposal for erecting some memorial of the illustrious dead in all ages on the spot where their remains have been interred.
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Fables of Aesop and others : translated into English with instructive applications; and a print before each fable
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Fleetwood: or, The new man of feeling.
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Wollstonecraft, Mary : manuscript material, 49 items, 1773-1797.
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young travellers, or, A visit to the grandmother : containing with a variety of incidental topics, a sketch of the elements of zoology, botany, mineralogy, and other branches of natural history. By Frances Thurtle. Third edition.
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Life of Lady Jane Grey, and of Lord Guildford Dudley, her husband. By Edward Baldwin, Esq.
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Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, as related by herself in conversations with her physician
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Mrs. Leicester's school; or, The history of several young ladies, related by themselves. Ninth edition.
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The English housekeeper, or, Manual of domestic management : containing advice on the conduct of household affairs, and practical instructions concerning the store room, the pantry, the larder, the kitchen, the cellar, the dairy : the whole being intended
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Manuscript diary of an Italian journey, 23 Jul 1818-Aug 1819
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The History of Mary Wood, the house-maid, or, The danger of false excuses.
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Heirloom scarf ring descended through family of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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literary miscellany, or, Selections and extracts, classical and scientific, with originals in prose and verse.
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new and improved grammar of the English tongne [sic] : for the use of schools : in which the genius of our speech is especially attended to, and the discoveries of Mr. Horne Tooke and other modern writers on the formation of language are for the first tim
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Biography of a spaniel : to which is annexed The idiot, a tale.
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book of household management
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Claire Clairmont manuscript material
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complaint, and the consolation: or, Night thoughts.
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The courtezan, or, The adventures of Harriet Wilson.
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crim-con gazette.
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Original stories from real life with conversations, calcuated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness
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Outlines of English grammar. Partly abridged from Mr. Hazlitt's new and improved grammar of the English language. By Edward Baldwin, Esq.
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The female advocate; or An attempt to recover the rights of women from male usurpation.
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Illustrations of phrenology. With engravings. By Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Bart. F. R. S. Lond. P.Ph. Cl. R. S. Ed. V. P. S. S. A., president of the Astronomical Institution of Edinburgh; honorary member of the Royal Commission for Antiquities, and of the Icel
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female guardian : designed to correct some of the foibles incident to girls, and supply them with innocent amusement for their hours of leisure
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The guide to domestic happiness.
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Passages from my autobiography.
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The kettle abusing the pot.
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The life of Charlotte Bronte.
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The mirror of the graces
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The mysteries of Udolpho. A romance, interspersed with some pieces of poetry.
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The new pilgrim's progress.
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The polite lady, or, A course of female education
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The queen's matrimonial ladder, a national toy, with fourteen step scenes; and illustrations in verse, with eighteen other cuts. By the author of "The political house that Jack built."
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Claire Clairmont autograph letter (draft) to Lord Byron : 4 May 1820
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Claire Clairmont holograph manuscript journal (revision) : ca. 14-22 August 1814
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The science of love or the whole art of courtship
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Poems.
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The surprising adventures of a female husband:
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Practical hints to young females, on the duties of a wife, a mother, and a mistress of a family.
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Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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The works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, with his life : in two volumes.
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The young woman's guide to virtue, economy, and happiness
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Queen Mab. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. (London: Brooks, 1829).
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Queen Mab. By Percy Bysshe Shelley. (London: Clark, 1821).
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Queen Mab
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Trial for Crim. Con. : Damages laid at ten thousand pounds.
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Thomas Love Peacock manuscript material
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Lectures on natural philosophy
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Dicks' standard plays. The iron chest.
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Letter of advice to a young American, on the course of studies it might be most advantageous for him to pursue. By William Godwin.
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Letters on the improvement of the mind : addressed to a lady
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Domestic manners of the Americans
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Domestic misery, or, The victim of seduction : a pathetic tale; addressed to the unprincipled libertine.
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Sappho and Phaon in a series of legitimate sonnets, with thoughts on poetical subjects, and anecdotes of the Grecian poetess
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A compendious system of astronomy : in a course of familiar lectures : in which the principles of that science are clearly elucidated, so as to be intelligible to those who have not studied the mathematics : also trigonometrical and celestial problems, wi
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A description of Millenium hall
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Elegiac sonnets, and other poems.
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Elements of morality : for the use of children with an introductory address to parents ... illustrated with fifty copper plates...
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William Godwin manuscript material
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Engagement ring given to Harriet Westbrook by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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English laws for women in the nineteenth century
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Margaret King Moore, Lady Mount Cashell, holograph autobiographical account
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Mary Hays autograph letter signed to William Godwin, 13 October 1795
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A vindication of the rights of woman: with strictures on political and moral subjects.
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Memoirs of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte-Augusta
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Memoirs of Mrs. Inchbald
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Fables ancient and modern. Adapted for the use of children from three to eight years of age. By Edward Baldwin, Esq.
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Stories of old Daniel.
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Fables for the female sex.
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border; consisting of historical and romantic ballads, collected in the southern counties of Scotland.
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Tales from Shakespear. Designed for the use of young persons. By Charles Lamb.
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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus (1818) [title-page only]
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Mounseer Nongtongpaw : a new version.
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Mrs. Leicester's school, or, The history of several young ladies, related by themselves.
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An introduction to botany : in a series of familiar letters, with illustrative engravings
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Angelica's Ladies Library
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Mylius's school dictionary of the English language ... : to which is prefixed : A new guide to the English tongue. By Edward Baldwin, Esq. The fifth edition.
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