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Friday Night in the Coliseum

Description: Friday Night in the Coliseum is a short film featuring wrestling performances recorded at the Sam Houston Coliseum, in Houston, Texas, along with interviews with audience members and wrestling promoter Paul Boesch. The film features many wrestlers who were well-known in Houston, including The Crusher, Nick Kozak, Red Bastien, Dory Funk, Stan Stasiak, Johnny Valentine, Thunderbolt Patterson and Wild Bull Curry. The creation of this film was supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, however, the film never aired on television.
Date: 1972
Creator: Winningham, Geoff & York, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pickwick Abroad, introduction]

Description: Photograph of the first page introduction to the Pickwick Abroad serial compiled in a book. The page numbers from the Table of Contents on the opposite page are visible. The book is propped open on a white background.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Pendennis, frontispiece and title page]

Description: Photograph of a frontispiece illustration and the title page of The History of Pendennis. The image on the left details two men interacting outside on the street and a woman watching from a window. The note under it reads "Colonel Altamont refuses to move on." The image under the title on the right depicts a man and a woman with two cherubs and a semi-undressed woman holding onto them. The title page reads "The History of Pendennis Vol. 1 / By W. M. Thackeray / London. Bradbury & Evans. Bouverie Street. 1850." The book is propped open and a clear band is over the left-hand pages to hold them down.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sunday Under Three Heads, front papers]

Description: Photograph of the front end-paper of the book Sunday Under Three Heads: As It Is, As Sabbath Bills Would Make It, As It Might Be. The cover is bordered with gold-stamped details and the pages are red, blue, green, and yellow marbling. There is also an illustration of a study with the name "Nicholas Frederic Brady" underneath it. There is also a place sticker at the top that reads "Cabinet IV, Shelf I". The book is resting on a clear book cradle.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Sparks, Timothy; Dickens, Charles & Browne, Hablot K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Chapter 1]

Description: Photograph of the beginning of Chapter 1 in the Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club. A list of corrections ison the opposite page and is titled "Errata". The cover is decorated with a red, blue, white, and orange marbled print. The book is propped open on a clear book cradle and a clear band is holding down the left-hand pages.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[All the Year Round, beginning of book]

Description: Photograph of the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities in Volume I of the compiled version of Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. At the top of the page is a quote that reads "'The Story of our Lives from Year to Year.' - Shakespeare". On the left-hand page is the end of the volume's table of contents.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[All the Year Round, cover and spine]

Description: Photograph of the cover and spine of All the Year Round, volume 1. It is bound in cloth with an embossed cover and spine. There is gold-stamped lettering on the spine that reads "All the Year Round. Vol. I. Conducted by Charles Dickens. --- 5/6." The book is propped up in a white book stand.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Pendennis, title page from above]

Description: Photograph of the title page of The History of Pendennis. It reads "The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. / By William Makepeace Thackeray. / With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. / Vol. I. / London. Bradbury & Evans. Bouverie Street. 1850." The book is propped open with a clear band over the left-hand pages to hold them down, and part of the cover marbling is visible.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mary Barton, title page and stamp]

Description: Photograph of the title page of the book Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life by Elizabeth Gaskell. The page reads "Collections of British Authors Vol. CLXXXII/Mary Barton A Tale of Manchester Life/in one volume." Anne Thackeray's signature is at the top and there is a blue stamp underneath. It is propped up with a clear book stand and is against a white background.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Pendennis, inner cover illustration]

Description: Photograph of an illustration on the inner cover of The History of Pendennis. The image details a man seated at a desk with a book open in front of him and other books piled on the floor and on a shelf around him. There are pages and open books scattered across the ground as well. At the bottom is a message that reads "Ex Libris John Carver". The marbled cover and green corners are also visible around the edges of the page.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sunday Under Three Heads, city illustration]

Description: Photograph of the front pages of the book Sunday Under Three Heads: As It Is, As Sabbath Bills Would Make It, As It Might Be. The gold-stamped border details are visible around the pages and there is also an illustration of a city scene with people crowded in the streets. The book is resting on a clear book cradle and there is a clear band holding down the page with the illustration.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Sparks, Timothy; Dickens, Charles & Browne, Hablot K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Idylls of the King, cover and spine]

Description: Photograph of the cover and spine of Idylls of the King. The cover is green cloth and has a frame detail and vine scroll-work on the front. The spine is brown and has five compartments and the title is applied in gold-stamp in the second compartment. The top and bottom of the spine is fraying. The book is resting on a clear book stand.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Tennyson, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mary Barton, Anne Thackeray signature]

Description: Photograph of Anne Thackeray's signature on the title page of the book Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life by Elizabeth Gaskell. The page reads "Collections of British Authors Vol. CLXXXII/Mary Barton A Tale of Manchester Life/in one volume." A portion of a blue stamp is at the bottom beneath the text.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A Christmas Carol, title page and illustration]

Description: Photograph of the title page and accompanying illustration of A Christmas Carol. The illustration is a color depiction of the Christmas ball and is titled "Mr. Fezziwig's Ball" with a signature just beneath the image and "London, Chapman & Hall. 186, Strand". The title page is in blue and orange and reads "A Christmas Carol . In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. by Charles Dickens. With illustrations by John Leech. Fourth Edition/London : Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand." The book is propped open on a clear book cradle.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles & Leech, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Pendennis, Calm Summer Evenings]

Description: Photograph of an illustration and part of The History of Pendennis. The illustration depicts a woman and what appears to be a young boy standing and looking out on a river. There is a bucket on a ledge in front of them and underneath the image is a note that reads "Calm Summer Evenings". The book is propped open with a clear band over the left-hand pages to hold them down, and part of the cover marbling is visible.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Errata and Chapter 1]

Description: Photograph of the beginning of Chapter 1 in the Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club. A list of corrections is on the opposite page and is titled "Errata". The print on the cover is decorated with a red, blue, white, and orange marbled print. The book is propped open on a clear book cradle and a clear band is holding down the left-hand pages.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The History of Pendennis, title page at angle]

Description: Photograph of the title page of The History of Pendennis. It reads "The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. / By William Makepeace Thackeray. / With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. / Vol. I. / London. Bradbury & Evans. Bouverie Street. 1850." The book is propped open with a clear band over the left-hand pages to hold them down, and part of the cover marbling is visible.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[One of Our Conquerors, three volumes]

Description: Photograph of the spines of the three volumes of One of Our Conquerors by George Meredith. The spines are frayed at the top and bottom and there are smudges on the blue cover material. The title, author, and volume number are listed down the spine and the publisher is named at the bottom as "Chapman & Hall". The three volumes are standing up together and are in front of a white background.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Meredith, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Personal History of David Copperfield, illustration]

Description: Photograph of an illustration from The Personal History of David Copperfield. The scene depicts Copperfield in the home of the Peggotty family. Mr. Peggotty is pouring out some hot water for Copperfield and the children and women are gathered around a table. Under the illustration is a note that reads "I am hospitably received by Mr. Peggotty."
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles & Browne, Hablot Knight
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[All the Year Round, Vol 1. cover and spine]

Description: Photograph of the cover and spine of All the Year Round, volume 1. It is bound in cloth with an embossed cover and spine. There is gold-stamped lettering on the spine that reads "All the Year Round. Vol. I. Conducted by Charles Dickens. --- 5/6." The book is propped up in a white book stand.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Strayed Reveller, spine and cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover and spine of The Strayed Reveller. The cover is green cloth and has a border detail and nature designs on the corners. The spine has five compartments and the title is applied in gold-stamp in the second compartment. The top and bottom of the spine is coming apart and part of the title compartment is pulling up. The book is resting on a clear book stand.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Arnold, Matthew
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Idylls of the King, title page]

Description: Photograph of the title page of Idylls of the King. The page reads "Idylls of the King. by Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate./'Flos Regum Arhurus.' Joseph of Exeter./London: Edward Moxon & Co., Dover Street. 1859." The inner portion of the cover is visible around the pages and the book is propped open on a book cradle against a white background.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[All the Year Round, A Tale of Two Cities first page]

Description: Photograph of the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities in Volume I of the compiled version of Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. At the top of the page is a quote that reads "'The Story of our Lives from Year to Year.' - Shakespeare". The book is propped open on a book cradle against a white background.
Date: July 9, 2014
Creator: Dickens, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections