Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Images prepared for a volume of a multi-part Traite general des Pesches (i.e. Peches), edited by H. M. Duhamel du Monceau. While the focus of the volume, developed over the 18th century and finally published in its entirety between 1769-1782, is on varieties of fishing and methods of catching them, it also discusses matters related to life along the seashore. such as the droit de varech, the important understanding of the legal limits of salvaging materials washed ashore from shipwrecks.
March 12, 2009
A comic image from a special edition of a French magazine from 1902, focusing on the folly of the stock market.
March 5, 2009
Enciclopedia de la Infancia, a complete run of a little-known periodical published to educate children by the director of the Escuela Normal Mercantil in Valparaiso, Chile in 1857. The editor, Enrique M. de Santa Olalla, appears to have produced the majority of each issue by hand.
February 26, 2009
Hand colored lobby cards advertising the 1922 Warner Brothers production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned "She fed on her popularity and was disposed to like many men" *** "Gloria constantly broke engagements -
February 19, 2009
A saleman's sample book for a line of playing cards produced in Northern Germany, circa the early 1950s.  
February 16, 2009


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