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Browse our Instagram!We have just installed a #SpineTingling exhibit: Golden Spiders & Black Orchids: a “Satisfactory” Look into the Life & Mysteries of Rex Stout. Stout, best known for his Nero Wolfe Detective novels, was an author, activist, chef, gardener, and devotee of the beard. Using the 5 Burns collections related to Rex Stout, this exhibit explores Stout’s fiction and its adaptations, his politics activism, and his hobbies. Drop by to see it onsite, or online at bit.ly/33ia6kS #LibrariesOfInstagram #ArchivesOfInstagram #RexStout #NeroWolfe #ArchieGoodwin #LibraryExhibitMondays...right? An illustration, probably from The Capuchin Annual, found in the Richard J. King Collection (MS2006-04) #ArchivesOfInstagram #RatherBeReading #ShakingOffTheIntroversion #RichardKingA student asked me what the most interesting thing I’ve found here was, and while I was debating my answer, an amazing colleague showed me this #peepshow (TF73 .G47 1835 General) of an early German #train as one of her favorite items! #artistbooks #illustrations #thetrainisnamedevil #newfavoritebook #alwaysaskacolleagueforcoolthings #thisishardtoohotograph #trustmeitiscoolGetting an early start today to set up examples of symbols to investigate in art with @jane.cassidy ‘s @bostoncollegeartdepartment Intro class! They’re doing research before designing their own #tarotcards #artistsoninstagram #engravings #libraryinstruction #9amclasses
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Christmas Holidays at Chestnut Hill is a collection of stories published in 1853 by an author who gives her name informally as Cousin Mary. The familiarity of the name this author chose gives a prelude to the warmth and familiarity … Continue reading
Nicholas Culpeper’s Anatomy of the Body of Man, published in 1653, not only contributed to a great leap forward in medical knowledge but was also positioned at the nexus of religious, political, and scientific upheaval in England. Both Culpeper and … Continue reading
Dictionaries can tell a lot about the history of English and its usage, especially the first truly comprehensive English dictionary, A Dictionary of the English Language, by Samuel Johnson. First published in 1755, Johnson’s dictionary was the foremost English dictionary … Continue reading
In 1452, the Italian polymath Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) completed his De re aedificatoria, the first theoretical treatment of architecture since Vitruvius wrote his De architectura in 15 BC. This classical text served as the main inspiration for Alberti’s treatise, … Continue reading
Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales’ Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe
A book of polyphony written by a Spanish composer who worked in Rome, printed by an Italian living in France, inscribed with the ownership markings of a Portuguese monastery, sits in an American university library. The Missarum liber primus (First … Continue reading
The seventeenth century was a crucial turning point for chemistry; it marked the beginning of the transition from alchemy to modern chemistry and the scientific method. Robert Boyle (1627–1691) is widely considered to be one of the period’s most influential … Continue reading