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From the Research Files

Bennett Gilbert, “Jakob Leupold’s Imaginary Automatic Anamorphic Devices of 1713.”  Media History (2016).
December 13, 2018
Andrew S. Brown, "Accounting for the Law in the Almanac of John Chesshyre," in The Census, Yale Program in the History of the Book.
May 9, 2018
Honglan Huang, "Pen’s Labyrinth: Knots, Flourishes and Figurative Drawings in Mary Serjant’s Copy Book," in The Census, Yale Program in the History of the Book
May 4, 2018
A new book by 2014-15 Beinecke Library Visiting Research Fellow Allan Johnson
October 22, 2017
Two Ponds Press has issued an extraordinary edition of a work by Margaret Wise Brown that was never illustrated or published in her lifetime.
March 23, 2016
During a recent visit from a class studying Reformation Europe, I brought out one of my favorite items in the Beinecke’s collection: a sixteenth-century prayer book that Sir Thomas More had with him while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London before his execution in 1535.
March 14, 2016
A set of rough (very rough) drawings that decorate the margins of this manuscript Latin-English vocabulary, copied sometime in the fifteenth century, seem to say that to be bored by Latin grammar is simply to be human.
October 20, 2015


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