Pages from a unique book of 121 mounted seaweed specimens from the Sea of Japan [collected, possibly by Lauriston B. Hardin, on the Perry Japan Expedition, 1853-55].
January 12, 2010
An exceedingly rare paper share for an English company traded at the height of the stock mania in the summer of 1720 - perhaps the only known survival of this iconic type of object that appears in numerous satirical prints and plays from the period as the symbol of folly - worthless bits of paper being blown by the wind of speculation.
May 12, 2009
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