Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Grandp√®re of the MAD Fold-in

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 25, 2011

Shades of Al Jaffee and MAD Magazine . . .

A printed and folded novelty celebrating Louis XVIII, King of France, 1814-1824.
(Published by J.B. Verzy, circa 1814).

The piece unfolds to spell out the virtues of the man who ruled during the Bourbon Restoration.

Icteric

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 15, 2009

The first issue of Icteric, an arts magazine published in 1967-68 by David and Stuart Wise, who would go on to form the King Mob.

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?

Clarification, please.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on 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.

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