Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Queer Zine Explosion!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 30, 2008

Issues of queer zines, ca. 1990-2000 from a growing collection at Beinecke Library.

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Copying for pleasure

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 27, 2008

Examples of “Xerox art” books made by a group of artists and writers
in the 1970s and 1980s. A large collection was acquired by Beinecke Library
in the summer of 2008.

“A Day at the Races” by Ginny Lloyd,  Lloyd Productions, 1980

 

“soms bin ik een copy van mijzelf. . .” by Henk Fakkeldij, 1980.

 

“Misisng Persons” by Louise Neaderland, Bone Hollow Arts, 1988.

The Dog Book Blog

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on October 23, 2008

or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry.

A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection,
highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson,
who describes the object more completely, below. 

Author:            Martin, John, 1865-1947.
Title:             The read out loud books
Published:         New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
Description/Quantity:         5 v. : ill. ; 15 cm.
Location:          BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number:       Shirley +1247
Exceptions:        To find all titles in the set search by call number:     Shirley +1247
Library has:       v.1-v.5

Notes:             A set of five books issued in a papier-mâché bookcase
                      shaped like a dog (25 x 18 x 20 cm.). On bottom of
                      bookcase: Patent applied for. Dodd, Mead & Co., New  York.

                   “Published October, 1911”–T.p. verso of each vol..

                   Illustrated by Stacy H. Wood.

                   Each volume contains five stories. On the “Index page,” (p.
                      [3] of each vol.), each story is listed in terms of the
                      time it takes to read out loud.

                   Volumes are bound in gingham cloth.

Contents:          Jack and Jill and four other stories — Little Boy Blue and
                      four other stories — Mistress Mary and four other
                      stories — Old King Cole and four other stories — Pussy
                      Cat, Pussy cat and four other stories.

Subjects (Library of Congress):

                   Children’s stories.

Type of Material:  Juvenile literature New York (State) New York 1911.

Also listed under: Wood, Stacy H., ill.

                           Dodd, Mead & Company, publisher.

 

 

 

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TV killed the Cinema star

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 20, 2008

A run of issues of Les cahiers de la television, Paris, 1962-1963.
With contributions from the likes of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler: “Voir la peinture à la T. V.”
and Eugene Ionesco: “Les chaises : une confirmation”.

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The Comical Mélange

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 16, 2008

An anonymous book of humor, published in London in 1833
by A.U. Thiselton – with many illustrations similar to the work of Rodolphe Töpffer.

Foreshadowings of “A Soldier’s Things”?

The golden age of printmaking [20th C. version]

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 13, 2008

Two extremely rare calendars featuring original prints by an incredible array of printmakers from
the 1930s, including Josef Albers, Fritz Eichenberg, Wuanita Smith, Charles Heaney, Rockwell Kent, Gregory Orloff and Ella Hergesheimer. Published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Gutenberg Publishing Co.

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La Tuies

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 9, 2008

A run of issues of a magazine, La Tuies, from Barcelona, 1923-1927.
Edited by Agusti Piraces, this satirical serial tended toward
the outwardly ribald.

Oh we’re so pretty . . .

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 7, 2008

A promotional magazine for the band, ca. 1977:

with the iconic image by Jamie Reid:

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The Future of the Future

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 2, 2008

A complete run of Futura, a visual poetry broadsheet
published by Hansjorg Mayer, 1965-1968.

 

With contributions by Edward Lucie Smith

 

Diter Rot

 

and Frieder Nake