Volumes in the Black Series issued by Gaberbocchus Press in the 1950s,
each with a die-cut cover showing the author.
Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman,
who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight.
Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co. to travel and lecture around Texas and Louisiana.
The 13 scrapbooks, ranging between 1933-1943 document his career
as a professional sportsman and as a commercial photographer,
focusing on sports, wildlife, and car crashes.
Fishing in Barton Springs.
Note Will Rogers’ free-flowing, almost Steinian writing style.
…a dog named Basket
A portrait by Marie Laurencin of Basket II, Gertrude Stein’s and Alice B. Toklas’s poodle (admired by curator Tim Young).
A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities.
Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany.
From La Cocotologie: Notes pour un Traité by Miguel de Unamuno (Paris, 1946).
A detailed philosophical essay on origami, with engravings by Gérard Angiolini.
(Translated into French, after the 1902 Spanish original in Unamuno’s Amor y Pedagogia, a satirical novel on the excesses of positivism.)