Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Jane Wodening and Stan Brakhage Scrapbooks, compiled by Jane (Brakhage) Wodening, [1958–67].
June 8, 2009
New Hours At Beinecke Library New Reading Room Hours, Effective June 1, 2009 Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. New Exhibition Gallery Hours, Effective June 1, 2009 Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
June 3, 2009
Well, according to our research, Henri Roorda van Eysinga (1870-1925, who often wrote under the pseudonym Balthazar) was a Swiss educator, humorist, anarchist, and pacifist who wrote everything from math textbooks to plays to essays. Hardly known in the US, he is feted in an exhibition at the Musee Historique de Lausanne. Beinecke Library has added a small group of books and a typescript of a play "The League against Stupidity"
June 1, 2009
A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each "movie" is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight. Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).
May 26, 2009
Illustrated plates from a German primer on swimming. Carl Purkart, Vorschriften für den Schwimmunterricht (München, 1826)
May 21, 2009
Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l'aqua-tints d'après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l'explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d'anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu. (A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?]) Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface. - Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century. -
May 18, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.