The Book of the Homeless (1916)

Collection of essays, art, poetry, and musical scores, edited by Edith Wharton, whose profits were used to fund civilians displaced by World War I….more

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