Thank you to the Friends of the Princeton University Library who joined us last night, perusing a small selection of new acquisitions in the Graphic Arts Collection. We looked at graphic material from the 17th century to the present, including one project that is still being printed. There are so many events taking place over this busy alumni weekend, we are doubly grateful that so many of the Friends of the Library stopped by!
In case you missed it, here’s a list of what we saw:
- Jean Dieu de Saint-Jean (1654-1695), [Collection of the Costumes of France] (Paris, 1678-1698). Spine title: Mode de France. All engraved, engravers identified in the plate are Gérard Scotin (1643-1715) and Franz Ertinger (1640-ca.1710). Graphic Arts Collection.
- “The Learned Antiquarians Puzzl’d (by an English Epitaph),” January 1, 1770. Etching. Published by Mary Darly in Darly’s Comic Prints. Graphic Arts Collection. Inscription reads: Beneath this stone reposeth Claud Coster, tripe-seller of Impington, as doth his consort Jane.
- Allegorical Map of the Track of Youth, to the Land of Knowledge (London: John Wallis, June 25, 1796). Engraved fan by Vincent Woodthorpe (ca.1764-1822) with hand coloring. Purchased with funds from the Historic Map Collection and Graphic Arts Collection and Exposition universelle [souvenir] Paris,1867. Designed by the French printer Charles Maurand (1824-1904). Wood engraved fan. Graphic Arts Collection.
- London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1816 ([London]: Printed for the Company of Stationers, ). Miniature with original decorated red morocco binding, gilt, onlays in buff, blue and green and a central hot-air balloon. Matching slipcase. Graphic Arts Collection.
- Fore-edge paintings on: Lord Byron (1788-1824), The Works (London: Printed for John Murray, 1814-1824). Graphic Arts Collection.
- John Sartain (1808-1897), after a drawing by James Hamilton (1819-1878) after daguerreotypes taken on the spot by John M. Hewitt (active 1840-1860). Ashland. The Homestead of Henry Clay. Philadelphia: F. Hegan, 1853. Etching, engraving, stipple engraving with hand coloring. Graphic Arts collection.
- J. Wilkes Booth, The Assassin, 1865. Altered albumen photograph after Charles Deforest Fredricks (1823-1894). Graphic Arts Collection. Gift of Donald Farren, Class of 1958.
- Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (New York: Riverhead Books, 2014). Copy 471 of 500. Graphic Arts Collection. 3D printed slipcase designed by art director Helen Yentus. Fabricated on the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
- Antonio Martorell, Las Antillas Letradas [The Lettered Authors of the Antilles], 2014. 27 multi-media prints. Copy 1 of 100. Graphic Arts Collection. Purchased with funds provided by the Program in Latin American Studies.