It’s Miniature Monday!

Here we have an Almanac for 1790 by the Company of Stationers.  This well-loved little volume comes in it’s own leather sleeve, complete with matching gold gilding.  The title page gives a helpful explanation: “The Almanack Explained.  Note that under the Title of every Month is the change of the Moon, & every Month contains three Columns, 1. Days of the Month 2 .Saints Days, &c. 3.Time of high water at London Bridge”.  We have many other almanac’s in our collection, including this mini featured here.  

The Company of Stationer’s Almanac, 1790.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniature Collection.

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-Laura H. 

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Gaston Smit pour Les Editions Prima.http://aucarrefouretrange.blogspot.fr/2013/04/editions-prima-un-ajout.html

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The Snow Drop

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Everyone, this weekend is your LAST CHANCE to check out "Illuminated Palaces." After Monday (Oct. 28), all those fantastic extra-illustrated books go off view and head back into the vaults. SO COME SEE THEM.

UPDATE: Ha! Just kidding. We’ve extended the exhibition to Nov. 18, so you have some extra time.

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Shokugaku keigen by Udagawa Yoan. Edo: Suharaya Ihachi, etc., 1837

The first edition was published in 1834. It is an introduction to botany written in kanbun(classical Chinese). It describes Linnaean taxonomy using 24 classes to classify plants by their roots and foliage and even covers such subjects as physiology and biochemistry. The illustrations from various Dutch books were used. It accompanies Shokugaku keigen zu with 21 color woodblock prints.

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Devil Tales

Virginia Frazer-Boyle
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900

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