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William Darton, (1781–1854)
British and Foreign Animals: A New Game, Moral, Instructive and Amusing
London: William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, between 1811 and 1830
49.5 x. 39.5 cm. fold. to 17 x 14 cm
Gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1991; PML 86937

Incunable Bookbinding
Bartholomaeus de Chaimis. Confessionale. Nuremberg: Conrad Zeninger, 13 June 1482.
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920; PML 21112.

Geoffroy de La Tour-Landry (14th century)
Der Ritter vom Turn
Basel: Michael Furter for Johann Bergmann, 1493
Purchased in 1947
PML 39058

Printed on vellum by Vindelinus de Spira in Venice, 1 August 1471
Translated into Italian by Niccolò Malermi.
Opening, Volume 2: Shooting of the Father's Corpse
Purchased in 1929; PML 26984

Charles L. Dodgson (1832–1898)
Edith, Lorina, and Alice Liddell, albumen print, ca. 1862
Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, 1987; AAH 650

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)
Four Books on Human Proportion (Hierinn sind begriffen vier Bücher von menschlicher Proportion)
Nuremberg: Agnes Dürer, 1532, 1534
Gift of John P. Morgan II in memory of Mrs. Junius S. Morgan, 1981; PML 77029.2

English embroidered binding, 1640s
On: The Bible. London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1599
[but actually Amsterdam: J. F. Stam, 1639]
English stump work polychrome embroidery on white silk, over boards
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910
PML 17197

Embroidered binding (ca.1652)
English, ca. 1652
On: The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New
London: Printed by the Companie of Stationers, 1650
150 x 90 mm
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan with the Toovey collection, 1899; PML 2095

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