Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

My Little Pony

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on December 19, 2012

[Baker, J.]. My Pony : A Poem. Philadelphia: Published and sold by Wm. Charles, 1818.

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on November 6, 2012

Navigating NYC in Children’s Books: A Whistle-Stop Tour”

A lecture by Pádraic Whyte, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

(Location is wheelchair accessible)

Free and Open to the Public

From Eloise by Kay Thompson. Illustration by Hilary Knight

Funny rhymes!

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on September 10, 2012

Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times, Dug Up Into Jokes For Small Folks (New York: Hurd & Houghton, circa 1864)

Laughing! Out! Loud!!!

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The Sun-Cure

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on February 8, 2011

A view of a tuberculosis sanitarium for children at Groslay (Northern France) during World War I.
From the Edith Wharton Papers.

Naughty tricks

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on October 26, 2010

Lothar Meggendorfer. Bubenstreiche: ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch. Eßlingen & München: Schreiber, 1899.

One of Meggendorfer’s ingenious moving books, showing the pranks of children.

The Voice of the New Year

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on January 8, 2010

Along with a new stylesheet – (tell us what you think) – we present:
as a special cautionary post for the New Year, the complete text of:

The Warning Clock; or the Voice of the New Year.
New-York: Mahlon Day, 374 Pearl-Street, 1836

Dueling Apple Pies

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on July 2, 2009

Two versions of the well-known ABC tale, The History of An Apple Pie, both from the early 19th century, but which came first?

Wonder Movies

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on May 26, 2009

A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each “movie” is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight.

Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad
(Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).

Past Times

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on May 18, 2009

Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l’aqua-tints

d’après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l’explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d’anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu.

(A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?])

Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface.

Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century.

The Infant’s Encyclopedia

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on February 26, 2009

Enciclopedia de la Infancia, a complete run of a little-known periodical published to educate children by the director of the Escuela Normal Mercantil in Valparaiso, Chile in 1857.
The editor, Enrique M. de Santa Olalla, appears to have produced the majority of each issue by hand.

Snow Fun

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad.

(Selected images from a saleman’s sample book:
Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories 
by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892
)

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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

Little Sunbeams

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on April 14, 2008

. . . and harried pets. [circa 1890, in the collection of the Beinecke Library
as part of a salesman’s sample book, including Young People’s History of the World. Possibly never published.]





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