Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
From the Beinecke Digital Library (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/)
December 18, 2008
A marvelous volume from a genre of speculative lunar travel around the turn of the 20th century: Ville D'Avray, A. de. Voyage dans la lune avant 1900. Paris: Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, 1892. Starring M. Baboulifiche and his manservant, Papavoine:
December 15, 2008
A series of broadsides from 1715, forming a dialogue arguing for and against the presence of foreign fishermen in English waters.
December 11, 2008
Six issues of a poetry pamphlet series published in Lisbon, Portugal just prior to the revolution of 1910. [The title translates roughly as "The people's court".]
December 8, 2008
Newly added titles by Raymond Pettibon to the growing collection in the Beinecke Library (50 +). These books also feature the work of Nelson Tarpenny.
December 4, 2008
Titles in a series of educational books for children published in the early 1940s by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
December 1, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.