Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Julien Torma, the complete set.

    March 31, 2008

    Every book published by Julien Torma (one of the “dada suicides”) during his lifetime. The Beinecke Library is listed as the only location that holds all four.
  • Clarification, please.

    March 24, 2008

    An 1829 poem on Leigh Park, a suburb of Hampshire, England, when it was still a bucolic estate. With a tenderly enlightening footnote.
  • What's for dinner, Mary?

    March 20, 2008

    An advertising flyer from the Dorian Book Service, which offered gay- and lesbian-themed publications in the 1960s. [View the large size to read the hilarious...
  • The Wonderful World of David Shrigley

    March 11, 2008

    A group of little books by the [insert puzzling or inadequate adjective here] English artist . [The title of the third book is: Drawings Done Whilst On Phone...
  • Femme-o-philia

    March 4, 2008

    Pages from Transvestia , a magazine published in Los Angeles, California between 1960 and the early 1980s, edited by Virginia Charles Prince. The magazine was...
  • Learning to Fly?

    February 28, 2008

    Zora Neale Hurston, photographed by Prentis Taylor
  • Their Best Friends

    February 25, 2008

  • Truth in Advertising

    February 21, 2008

    Posters from Die Deutsche Werbegraphik (Berlin : Verlag Francken & Lang, 1927)