Pages from issues of handmade juvenile publications, The Lantern, created by 8-year-old Frederic Gerrish of Portland, Maine, 1853-1859.
May 27, 2011
Lothar Meggendorfer. Bubenstreiche: ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch. Eßlingen & München: Schreiber, 1899. One of Meggendorfer's ingenious moving books, showing the pranks of children.
October 26, 2010
Sample pages from an 1848 book for children intended to teach physical and political geography by way of rhymes set to popular tunes - jingoism notwithstanding. Lyon, Sarah M. 1848. The musical geography: a new natural arrangement of the names of all the physical features of the globe. Troy [N.Y.]: Young & Hart.
February 18, 2010
The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons.
October 22, 2009
The original notebook kept by William Blake recording patrons for his major work of prints finished in 1826. Click here for the complete set of images.
September 29, 2009
An artist's book/kit/agit-prop piece against the Vietnam War. Mess kit by William Ogue Mustill (San Francisco : Nova Broadcast) 1971.
August 10, 2009