Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Centroid envy

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 6, 2011

A scrapbook of original designs and proof prints for early Victorian bindings done by R. A. Harrison, ca. 1840s.
Along with sketches for roundels and decorative borders, product labels, and a caricature, are a number of proof sheets for bindings, that retain, remarkably, their intense colors, making available to bibliographers for this period of book production, some of the most faithful hues (which can be described using the Centroid Color Chart).

Rascal, Villain, Coward,

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on June 17, 2010

“Plan for the improvement of the art of paper war” from: The American museum; or, Universal magazine, 1787 May.