Humility and Innocence
Stacey Grimaldi, The Toilet, London, 1821.
The original issue of a book form that was popular in England and then republished in the United States in the 1820s.
A set of virtues is taught using illustrations of items found on a lady's dressing table (the "toilet" of the title), each revealed with the lift of a delicate flap. This copy was the property of the author.
[Best white Paint]
"The silence often of pure Innocence,
"Persuades, when speaking fails."
"Innocence shall make
"False accusation blush, and tyranny
"Tremble at patience."]
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.