Vote for the 50th object to be included in the Beinecke’s 50th anniversary commemorative book

February 8, 2013

Help us choose the fiftieth object for the Beinecke Library’s 50th anniversary book! Visit the Beinecke Library on Facebook and “like” an image to vote for your favorite item. Voting closes February 13.

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The fiftieth object could be your favorite, the most fascinating, the most thought-provoking, or the most likely to contribute to the next generation of scholarship or teaching. The short list of nominees includes:

Thomas More’s Prayer Book
The prayer book More kept in the Tower of London before his execution. His notes in the margin read: “Give me thy grace, good Lord: To set the world at nought.” Circa 1535.

Marinetti Metal Book
A book of poetry made from 15 sheets of tin, lithographed  in color on both sides by Tullio d’Albisola. Accompanied by a lithographed tin slipcase and a metal display stand. Rome, 1932.
Chinese Gaming Counters
300 mother of pearl counters handcrafted by artisans in China. For use in scoring and bidding in card games in the West. Circa 1700 to 1840.

Robert Reed Memoir Manuscript
Manuscript of a memoir by a young African-American. Documents Reed’s major life events leading up to and including incarcerations the first juvenile reformatory in the U.S. and New York’s first state prison. Circa 1858.
Salvador Dali’s A Mad Tea Party
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s adventures in Wonderland with original woodcuts and an original etching by Dali. New York,1969.