Unique Byzantine/Arabic pattern sheet with Christian saints demonstrates technique of pouncing to transfer images quickly and easily from the pattern sheet to a blank surface. Such pattern sheets were used for manuscripts, but also for mosaics and other artistic media.
Recently purchased bindings were twentieth century fakes purported to be medieval Sienese originals. The Beinecke collects fakes and forgeries to document how these materials were created, promoted, and ultimately discovered.
Where in the world had the Clumber Park Chartier disappeared to? Joan Grenier-Winther, the Marianna M. and Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professor of French at Washington State University Vancouver, really needed to examine the fifteenth-century collection of poems by Alain Chartier and others.
Earlier this year the Beinecke Library hosted an exhibition entitled Bibliomania; or Book Madness: A Bibliographical Romance. It takes its name from the history of “arrant book-lovers” written by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. "It follows these lovers of the book through four case studies, observing the powerful and often unexpected relationships of books with their readers, owners, authors, collectors, and creators."