Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
An image of John Law as Don Quixote, from the volume: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, Amsterdam, 1720, the focus of a conference to be held at Yale University, April 17-19, 2008: http://icf.som.yale.edu/GREAT_MIRROR/
April 4, 2008
Every book published by Julien Torma (one of the "dada suicides") during his lifetime. The Beinecke Library is listed as the only location that holds all four.
March 31, 2008
An 1829 poem on Leigh Park, a suburb of Hampshire, England, when it was still a bucolic estate. With a tenderly enlightening footnote.
March 24, 2008
An advertising flyer from the Dorian Book Service, which offered gay- and lesbian-themed publications in the 1960s. [View the large size to read the hilarious introduction - using what can be considered today "sanctioned vocabulary".]
March 20, 2008
Back patterns for American playing cards (from the Cary Collection) USA3 USA167 USA10 USA9
March 17, 2008
A group of little books by the [insert puzzling or inadequate adjective here] English artist. [The title of the third book is: Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot]
March 11, 2008
Pages from Transvestia, a magazine published in Los Angeles, California between 1960 and the early 1980s, edited by Virginia Charles Prince. The magazine was one of the principal modes of information and contacts for transvestites in the United States. Most issues featured life stories, such as Gloria's
March 4, 2008