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CLAP, Thomas (1703-1767), compiler. A Catalogue of the Library of Yale-College in New-Haven. New London: Timothy Green, 1743.

First printed catalogue of Yale's library. The last copy of this book recorded at auction was in the Brinley sale. Arranged by subject, this little pamphlet, printed by the son of Boston printer Samuel Green, documents the books held by the college at an early period in its history. These range from the obvious Greek and Latin classics, theological treatises, and scientific works to more exciting books on witchcraft and contemporary literature. Clap states that there were about 2600 total volumes in the library at that time. This copy has a facsimile title page. Evans 5320; Sabin 105894.

Octavo (145 x 91mm). Advertisement leaf by Thomas Clap (title page lacking and replaced in facsimile). (A little browned and dustsoiled.) Later marbled paper wrapper. Custom chemise and slipcase. Provenance: some marginal notes and marks.
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