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.

The Rise and Fall of Volapük

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 29, 2011

Four volumes of clippings tracing the first 10 years of the creation and promotion of Volapük,
a constructed language claimed to have been divinely given to Johann Schleyer, a German Priest.

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.