Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

To sleep, perchance to dream . . . of bagpipes and tamarinds.

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on December 14, 2012

A dream dictionary too good not to post in its entirety.

The Universal Dreamer, Or, Dreams Realized: Being the Truest Guide to the Interpretation of Dreams Ever Published. London: R. Walwyn, ca. 1837 – 1845.

Phenakistiscope

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 15, 2011

The Phenakistastcope or Magic Disc Edinburgh: Published by Forrester & Nichol, Lithographers, 10 George Street, & John Dunn, option 50 Hanover Square. [1832-1833].

A set of round prints for use in a phenakistiscope, an early device that took advantage of persistence of vision to show continuous motion, including several designed by Edward Sang, and published by the maker of optical instruments, John Dunn.

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 Book of Accidents

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

The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven :  S. Babcock, Sidney’s press, 1831.

 

 

 And it only gets worse . . .

Read the entire book online: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/getSETS.asp?ITEM=2013671