Mortimer Rare Book Room Online Exhibitions

Charles Dickens portrait Charles Dickens at 200
The Mortimer Rare Book Room has a notable Charles Dickens collection, including a number of his novels in “original parts.” An exhibition in the library ran from January-May 2012, and was mounted online in July 2012.
detail of The Cat's Festival by William Mulready Cabinet of Culinary Curiosities:Books & Manuscripts from the Mortimer Rare Book Room
This is an array of more than fifty culinary curiosities from books and manuscripts, featuring images and descriptions of food and eating from the 16th through the 21st centuries. The exhibition was inspired by Renaissance cabinets of curiosities, private collections of esoterica, and by the 2010 Museums10 theme "Table for Ten: The Art, History and Science of Food."
detail of Idol at Copan

Drawing From the Past: Maya Antiquity Through the Eyes of Frederick Catherwood
An online exhibition of lithographs from Frederick Catherwood's Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan (1844) curated by students in the First Year Seminar, “Making Sense of the Pre-Columbian".

Virginia Woolf, 1927

Woolf in the World: A Pen and a Press of Her Own
An online exhibition of Virginia Woolf's manuscripts and Hogarth Press first editions from the Frances Hooper and Elizabeth P. Richardson collections.

reproduction of image of Vanessa Stephen

Leslie Stephen's Photograph Album
In this online exhibition, images from Leslie Stephen's photograph album are accompanied by descriptions and quotations from his memoir, the "Mausoleum Book".

detail, White Fang, design by Charles Skaggs

Charles E. Skaggs: A Life with Letters
This online exhibition complements a 2002 exhibition in the Morgan Gallery and Books Arts Gallery of Neilson Library, illustrating the work of Charles Skaggs.

Lot's Wife book cover by George Salter

Salter in the 1950s
This online exhibition complements a 2004 exhibition in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, illustrating the work of George Salter.

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