RB. Rare Books
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Biedermeier cards originated in the mid-18th century in France but soon became popular in German and Austrian bourgeois circles. These cards, which are prints from woodcuts or copperplate etchings, are usually characterized by their inclusion of moveable elements to represent a narrative event: a simple fold-out window discloses a brief romantic poem or a pull-out handle moves part of the image to simulate an action or gesture that relates to the greeting message. In addition, the cards...
Scope and Contents The Eric Gill Collection contains over 400 items surrounding Eric Gill’s work and life. This collection consists of many of Eric Gill’s own books along with those for which he was the artist. Additionally, the collection includes drawings, printings, and ephemera, such as his daughter’s wedding invitation he created a wood engraving for and the materials towards his works, such as woodblocks for the Golden Cockerel Press’s The Canterbury Tales (1929-1931)....
Collection Description The Story of Little Black Sambo was written and illustrated by Helen Bannerman, a Scotswoman living in colonial India. With its racially charged title and stereotypical depiction of Sambo and his family, the work has been controversial since it first appeared in 1899. Over the course of its history, discussion of the work has stimulated a more enlightened development and re-evaluation of children's books featuring non-white protagonists. The collection of nearly 300...
Scope and Contents The James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, consists of over 450 prints and other historical images that document the American abolition movement, Civil War, Reconstruction period and other important events of 19th century America. The prints include portraits, battle scenes, and political cartoons representing a variety of printing techniques from woodcut to chromolithograph. A highlight of the collection is a set of thirty-six Kurz & Allison prints,...
Scope and Contents The Triple Crown Collection consists of over 1,000 items from three of the late nineteenth to early twentieth century fine book presses of the English Arts and Crafts movement: the Kelmscott Press, the Doves Press, and the Ashendene Press. The English Arts and Crafts movement inspired by the medieval period, sought to emulate the beauty of the medieval book through intricate and elegant engraved illustrations and typefaces. This collection includes a substantial number of these three...