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William Faulkner (1897–1962)
Light in August
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932
Inscribed first edition in original dust jacket
Carter Burden Collection of American Literature; gift of the family of Carter Burden, 1998; PML 137140

Florentine Portfolio Binding
Florence, 1516
On: Lanfredino Lanfredini. Libro segreto biancho. Manuscript on paper. [Florence, 1516].
230 x 305 mm
PML 78802. Purchased as the gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1986.

Leonhart Fuchs (German, 1501–1566)
Two Varieties of Indian Pepper
De historia stirpium commentarii. . . . Basle: Officina Isingriniana, 1542.
Hand-colored woodcut
Binding: 15 3/4 x 10 in. (400 x 254 mm)
Gift of Henry S. Morgan from the collection of Mrs. J. P. Morgan, 1965; PML 25988, pp. 732–33

Binding with Fugger Arms (1591)
Augsburg, 1591
On: Missale romanum...
Lyons: Guillaume Rouillé, 1586
365 x 255 mm
Purchase: Julia P. Wightman, 1980; PML 76387

Parisian Greek-Style Binding for Marcus Fugger, ca. 1555
On: Plato. Opera (Greek). Basel: Johann Walder, 1534
Black goatskin over wooden boards, bound à la grecque with lavishly dotted gilt backgrounds, exuberant gilt interlaces, and varicolored goatskin onlays; painted armorials on center; edges gilt and goffered in an arabesque pattern with red and green paint
PML 42590. Purchased with the assistance of the Fellows, 1951

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)
Dialogo...sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo
Etched frontispiece by Stefano della Bella (1610–1664)
Florence: Giovanni Batista Landini, 1632
Purchased in 1934; PML 30841

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
The Yellow Wall Paper
Boston: Small, Maynard, & Co., 1899
Purchased on the Gordon N. Ray Fund, 1996; PML 127838

J. J. Grandville, (1803–1847)
Les métamorphoses du jour
Paris: Chez Bulla et chez Martinet, 1829
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987; PML 140303

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