Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
An engraved plate by George Cruikshank from a compilation of issues of "London Oddities or the Theatrical Cabinet", [London, Hodgson & Co., ca. 1822.]
November 10, 2008
Johnathan Edwards, "Efficacious Grace," manuscripts in a notebook made from several different scraps of paper and bound by hand; in the Jonathan Edwards Collection, Gen MSS 151.
November 6, 2008
"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
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.