Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Fabled Old Friends

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on November 26, 2012

Old Friends in a New Dress; or, Familiar Fables in Verse (New Haven, CT and Charleston, S.C. : Sidney’s Press, 1823)

A versified retelling of moral stories, two of which are shown here in full.

This copy bound with a lovely remnant of wallpaper.

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The Lantern part 2 – History of John Carty

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 1, 2011

An installment of a melodrama by Frederic Gerrish, the 8-year-old editor of The Lantern of Portland, Maine, 1853.

The Word and The Image

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on July 23, 2009

A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments. London: T. Hodgson, 1785

The third edition of this title, a format that was used to teach children and uneducated adults passages from the Bible through the use of iconic graphics.