Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

...a dog named Basket A portrait by Marie Laurencin of Basket II, Gertrude Stein's and Alice B. Toklas's poodle (admired by curator Tim Young).
January 17, 2008
It's called the moon. ASTRONOMIA [card game] / LONDON / PUBLISHED BY F.G. MOON, 20, THREADNEEDLE STREET / 1829
January 15, 2008
A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities. Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany. 
January 10, 2008
From La Cocotologie: Notes pour un Traité by Miguel de Unamuno (Paris, 1946). A detailed philosophical essay on origami, with engravings by Gérard Angiolini. (Translated into French, after the 1902 Spanish original in Unamuno's Amor y Pedagogia, a satirical novel on the excesses of positivism.)
January 7, 2008
La famille quatre cents coups A surrealist artist's book by Claude Roy [1954] Cover stars: A layout with overlay: and without:
January 2, 2008
Painted card sent to art dealer Katharine Kuh from George and Juliet Kepes. More painted cards from the Katherine Kuh papers can be viewed by searching the Beinecke's Digital Library: Beinecke Digital Library; a record for the Katharine Kuh papers is available on line: YCAL MSS 15 Katharine Kuh Papers.
December 31, 2007
 The Ballad of the Brown King, a Christmas Cantata, words by Langston Huges and music by Margaret Bonds
December 24, 2007


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