General Modern Collection

A complete run of a men's fashion magazine from 1911.    
March 8, 2013
A new acquisition: A game that uses a magnet and a metallic wheel to show a letter that is indexed against sheets of code to predict(?). Perhaps the title on the box can be translated to provide guidance: Verborgener Gedanken Errathende Machine.
February 19, 2013
A variety of items printed on the in-house presses of St. John the Evangelist church, Limehouse, London. The church was destroyed on September 19, 1940, near the beginning of the Blitz.
February 4, 2013
SAUL STEINBERG: A Biography By Deirdre Bair SAUL STEINBERG: A Biography By Deirdre Bair, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, ISBN-13: 9780385524483
December 1, 2012
Pages from "English for All, Fortnightly for Germans", a publication issued to German prisoners of war in England, intended to teach language skills, 1946 - 1948.
November 15, 2012
All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.
November 10, 2012


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