Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
"Rose is a Rose is a Rose..." a wax seal for embossing envelopes, from the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers, .
November 3, 2008
Issues of queer zines, ca. 1990-2000 from a growing collection at Beinecke Library.
October 30, 2008
Examples of "Xerox art" books made by a group of artists and writers in the 1970s and 1980s. A large collection was acquired by Beinecke Library in the summer of 2008. "A Day at the Races" by Ginny Lloyd, Lloyd Productions, 1980
October 27, 2008
or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry. A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection, highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson, who describes the object more completely, below. Author: Martin, John, 1865-1947. Title: The read out loud books Published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
October 23, 2008
A run of issues of Les cahiers de la television, Paris, 1962-1963. With contributions from the likes of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler: "Voir la peinture à la T. V." and Eugene Ionesco: "Les chaises : une confirmation".
October 20, 2008
An anonymous book of humor, published in London in 1833 by A.U. Thiselton - with many illustrations similar to the work of Rodolphe Töpffer.
October 16, 2008
Two extremely rare calendars featuring original prints by an incredible array of printmakers from the 1930s, including Josef Albers, Fritz Eichenberg, Wuanita Smith, Charles Heaney, Rockwell Kent, Gregory Orloff and Ella Hergesheimer. Published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Gutenberg Publishing Co.
October 13, 2008