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Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven :  S. Babcock, Sidney's press, 1831.  
June 23, 2008
MS 410               England, [15th century] Indulgence Scroll (in Lat. and Eng.) Parchment roll, 1515 x 165 mm., unevenly trimmed at top and bottom, composed of three membranes segments glued together, the third an addition of the late fifteenth century.  Written and decorated area, 1391 x 141 mm.  Single bounding lines and guidelines for text (6mm. apart) ruled in lead. Written in gothic liturgical script in brown and red ink.
June 19, 2008
. . .  Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock! Scenic postcards from the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/ Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado   Canopy over Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts  
June 16, 2008
Writers at their typewriters. From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex William Carlos Williams, 1940s Eric Knight, [1942?] H. L. Mencken, 1913
June 12, 2008
Idiot International, a counter-culture magazine focusing on politics, published out of London, England, 1970-1971 - possibly related to the longer-lived French publication "L'idiot international", but the link is unclear.  
June 9, 2008
A movable scene from Dean's Living Strewelpeter [ca. 1890]
June 5, 2008
An illustrated writing sheet, printed in London, filled out with an original Christmas poem by a young girl named Rebecca Jane Mitchell in New York, 1807.
June 2, 2008

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