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Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Selected images from a set of transparent playing cards. When held to a light source, an image with a proverb can be seen. Unknown maker, but likely US, circa 1870. See all cards here: beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/getSETS.asp?ITEM=2039620 
October 10, 2011
A scrapbook of original designs and proof prints for early Victorian bindings done by R. A. Harrison, ca. 1840s. Along with sketches for roundels and decorative borders, product labels, and a caricature, are a number of proof sheets for bindings, that retain, remarkably, their intense colors, making available to bibliographers for this period of book production, some of the most faithful hues (which can be described using the Centroid Color Chart).
October 6, 2011
UNION FRANÇAISE DES INDUSTRIES EXPORTATRICES. l’Elegance Francaise. Paris Ateliers d’Impressions et de Cartonnages d’Art, [1940].
October 3, 2011
A group of labels for brands of chocolate sold in France in the middle of the 19th century.
September 29, 2011
Pages of galley proofs for George W. S. Trow's landmark essay "Within the Context of No Context", published in The New Yorker, November 17, 1980. The working title was "People in the Grid of Two Hundred Million".
September 26, 2011
EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY How is a Book? and Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature, 1911 – 2011 Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00
September 23, 2011

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