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Stacey Grimaldi, The Toilet, London, 1821. The original issue of a book form that was popular in England and then republished in the United States in the 1820s. A set of virtues is taught using illustrations of items found on a lady's dressing table (the "toilet" of the title), each revealed with the lift of a delicate flap. This copy was the property of the author.
December 21, 2007
New -- An Interview with the Author: Tim Young on Drawn to Enchant (MP3) Little girls with barbells! Dogs using quill pens! Odd looking men fishing for odd looking mermaids!
October 16, 2007
Young Gentlemen & Ladies Social & Temperance Society of Chester, CT. A minute book of the organization, 1829-1841 complete with statement of purpose And lists of members
September 24, 2007
A newly acquired pop-up/moving flap book (1946, World Publishing). : A scene with flap closed:                                                      and opened:  And the last page:
August 17, 2007
[Unknown juvenile artist. Scrapbook of scenes from the lands of Browlia and Frowlia, ca. 1899]  The official postage of Browlia   One of many curious Browlian beasts - the Lizard of Horlon   A limerick about cats
July 24, 2007
Pierre LEGENDRE. Crackville. Paris. Ancienne Librairie Furne. 1898
July 19, 2007
Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities features new acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. This ongoing exhibition is curated by Tim Young, Associate Curator of the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection, and Nancy Kuhl, Associate Curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature.
July 18, 2007

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