The Library's catalog, Orbis, provides access to collections material across the Yale University Library. Below is a list of recently cataloged Beinecke Library acquisitions that are now available in the catalog.
November 21, 2014
Thing the book : a monument to the book as object / John Herschend & Will Rogan.
What exactly is a book? This wildly inventive and thought-provoking volume asks that question of more than 30 of today's top creative visionaries, from Ed Ruscha to Miranda July, John Baldessari to Jonathan Lethem. Each traditional element of a book--from endpapers to footnotes--is assigned to a different artist or writer invited to use the space as a creative playground. The result is a collaborative group art project like no other. A ribbon bookmark by David Shrigley, page numbers by Tauba Auerbach, endnotes by Rick Moody--each contribution surprising and brilliant. This one-of-a-kind book will entrance anyone who appreciates art, literature, and the surprising possibilities that emerge when the two collide.
Describes the life of school children in 1876--their dress, teachers, schoolhouses, books, lessons, discipline, and pastimes. Sequel to "Going to School in 1776." The students, their schools and teachers, and the curriculum are described in this interesting account. Best Books for Children, 6th ed. A book about education in 1876 -- curriculum, types of schools, recreation, discipline, etc.
New York : Atheneum, 1984.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Shirley 8757
Writers on writing. Volume II : more collected essays from the New York times / introduction by Jane Smiley.
The collection consists of three items: an autograph manuscript of the novel "The Demi-Gods" written in an French commercial stenographer's notebook and dated Paris, April 20, 1914; the printed text of the novel "Hunger" cut from a published edition (Dublin: Candle Press, 1918) and mounted on sheets of paper, with undated autograph corrections for a later edition; and a single-page typescript, signed, of the poem "On a Lonely Spray," with autograph corrections and an autograph copy of the poem "Little Things" on the verso. Accompanying the latter is a tear sheet from the December 23, 1922, issue of The Nation and the Athenaeum featuring the first publication of "On a Lonely Spray."