19th Century
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La Divina Comedia di Dante Alighieri, cioe l’Inferno, il Purgatorio, ed il Paradiso.  Composto da Giovanni Flaxman, scultore inglese, ed inciso da Tommaso Piroli Rom. 
Roma 1802.  28 x 22 cm. 

Contains thirty-three designs from the Paradiso, thirty-eight from the Purgatorio, thirty-eight from the Inferno ane Alighieri, 1265-1321

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

 
 

La Ballerina


Stenterello

Masques et Bouffons (Comedie Italienne): texte et dessins par Maurice Sand; gravures par A. Manceau; preface par George Sand.
Paris; Michel Levy Freres, 1860. 2 vol.  19 x 27 cm. 

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

 
 

Gengis Khan
Theatre Complet de Voltaire precede d’une introduction par m. Edouard Fournier.  Nouvelle edition ornee de vingt portraits en pied colories.  Dessin de M. Geffroy. 
Paris, Laplace, Sanchez, 1874.  19 x 28 cm. 

Costume designs for characters in Voltaire’s plays. 

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

 
 
Les Naufrages Aeriens par Albert Laporte. 
Paris, Theodore Lefevre, 1880.  17 x 25 cm. 

This richly illustrated history of balloons and the development of aeronautics depicts a number of aeronautical accidents as well as triumphs in the early 19th century. 

Carruthers Aviation Collection, Sprague Library

 
 
Livre de Prieres.
Lyon, J. A. Henry, 1886.  14 x 18 cm. 

The illustrations in this woven silk prayer book were based upon those in illuminated manuscripts of the 14th through the 16th centuries.  These silk books were favorite Victorian gift books.  This copy was given to Mrs. Henry Walters by her husband who established a major art museum in Baltimore. 

Rare Book Room, Denison Library

[See also the late 15th century Dutch book of hours and the 15th century book of hours (use of Rome) Officium Beatae Marie Virginis for similar examples of this type of devotional literature.]

 
 
Pictorial Descriptions of Famous Places of Japan by Miki Teiichi,. Accompanied by an English translation made by Y. Takahashi, volume 1. 
Tokyo, Kyushundo, [1895].  18 x 25 cm. 

Asian Studies Collection, Honnold/Mudd Library

 
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