Images of the Delsarte system of expression, popularized in the 1880s and found in the volume: The Popular Entertainer and Self-Instructor in Elocution (Chicago: Conkey, 1898) [in the collection of the Beinecke Library as part of a salesman's sample book, including Wood's Natural History for Children]
April 11, 2008
More printing examples from Die Deutsche Werbegraphik (Berlin : Verlag Francken & Lang, 1927)
April 8, 2008
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