Modern General Collection

"Plan for the improvement of the art of paper war" from: The American museum; or, Universal magazine, 1787 May.
June 17, 2010
Poet H. D.'s writing desk, beside a portrait of her friend and literary executor Norman Holmes Pearson (Deane Keller,  n. d.).
April 22, 2010
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
A deluxe artist's edition. with illustrations by Leonor Fini, of the 1884 novel by the decadent writer, Rachilde.
July 7, 2009
Well, according to our research, Henri Roorda van Eysinga (1870-1925, who often wrote under the pseudonym Balthazar) was a Swiss educator, humorist, anarchist, and pacifist who wrote everything from math textbooks to plays to essays. Hardly known in the US, he is feted in an exhibition at the Musee Historique de Lausanne. Beinecke Library has added a small group of books and a typescript of a play "The League against Stupidity"
June 1, 2009
Illustrated plates from a German primer on swimming. Carl Purkart, Vorschriften für den Schwimmunterricht (München, 1826)
May 21, 2009


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