Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
H. L. Mencken inscribes a book for Carl Van Vechten and totals the amount of water under the bridge . . .
July 16, 2009
An 1853 edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin from London, with 100 added illustrations in watercolor by an artist, presumably "Eugene Bauer" by the appearance of his signature next to several images. The detailed and deft characters and objects add a contemporary view of the famous novel by an amateur artist.
July 13, 2009
Marjorie Lauderdale, daughter of J.V. Lauderdale, in a wicker baby carriage on the verandah ***
July 9, 2009
A deluxe artist's edition. with illustrations by Leonor Fini, of the 1884 novel by the decadent writer, Rachilde.
July 7, 2009
Two versions of the well-known ABC tale, The History of An Apple Pie, both from the early 19th century, but which came first?
July 2, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.