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Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-centur…more

Apollinaire’s Calligrammes (1918)

A book of poetry by French writer Guillaume Apollinaire, noted for its use of “caligrams” in which typeface and arrangement of words on the page add to the meaning …more

Toasts for All Occasions (1903)

A book on toasts for all occasions published in 1903, celebrating such subjects as the art of drinking, women, America, home, friendship… and the household cook….more

Mimes by Marcel Schwob (1901)

An English translation of a collection of twenty short “prose-songs” (as the Foreword declares them) from the French writer Marcel Schwob (1867-1905), a key figure …more

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 – 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write Engl…more

The Manuscripts of Emily Dickinson

AMHERST COLLEGE – Mike Kelly explores highlights from their Emily Dickinson collection, a huge variety of manuscript forms – from concert programmes to chocolate wr…more

Conversations with Lord Byron (1824)

In his book Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron noted during a residence with his lordship at Pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822 by Thomas Medwin, published t…more