A late 18th century guide to astronomy listing the most recent observations. Included in the list of known planets is a then-recent discovery, a planet named "Hershel" - what is today known as Uranus. Discovered in 1781 by the German polymath, Sir Frederick William Herschel, the planet was first known as "The Georgian Star", for Britain's King George III. Due to the King's lack of popularity in France, that country used the name "Hershel".
September 4, 2012
Pages of galley proofs for George W. S. Trow's landmark essay "Within the Context of No Context", published in The New Yorker, November 17, 1980. The working title was "People in the Grid of Two Hundred Million".
September 26, 2011
An urgent plea from George Platt Lynes to Monroe Wheeler, on board the S.S. France, February 19, 1927. From the Glenway Wescott Papers.
December 13, 2010