Rare Books

22 Mar Book of the Week — The Farmer’s Diary, or, Beers’ Ontario Almanack, for the Year of our Lord 1824

“This month is generally ushered in with boisterous wind and nipping frosts. The hapless mariner beholds his vessel wrecked upon the very rocks which bind his much-loved home. Vegetation perishes through severe and untimely ires!; and deluging rains, descending with impetuous force crush the springing...

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08 Mar Mrs. Delany & Her Circle

“I have invented a new way of imitating flowers.” — Mrs. Delany MRS. DELANY AND HER CIRCLE Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, eds. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art; London: Sir John Soane’s Museum;… 2009 xNX547.6 D45 M77 2009 Publication to accompany an exhibition organized by the Yale Center for...

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07 Mar Book of the Week — Mrs. Delany Meets Herr Haeckel

“Mrs. Delany’s was an age when genteel women, whether amateur or professional, were occupied with crafts, decorative works, design and fine arts. Embroidery, quilling, shellwork, japanning, silhouette making, drawing, painting in oils and watercolours, knitting, sewing, flower making, modelling in wax and clay, miniature painting,...

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14 Feb Love is enough

  “Love is enough: though the World be a-waning And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining, Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder, Though the hills be held shadows, & the sea a dark wonder, And this...

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