houghtonlib:

These books had three strikes against their odds for survival—children’s books, small books, and paperbound books are all less likely to be found in good condition—or even found at all, since only one other copy of this edition is recorded.

Guppy, Sarah. Instructive & entertaining dialogues for children, 1800.

*EC8.Ed377.Y800g

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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fer1972:

Amazing Skullptures by Alain Bellino

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it."

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food52:

Travel safe, and gift gracefully. 

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Little Assassin

I think this wins the internet for today. Yep!

Too cute!

assassinscreed:

escoblades:

onlyanaklusmos:

Little Assassin

I think this wins the internet for today. Yep!

Too cute!

uispeccoll:

In honor of Independence Day tomorrow, I looked through our E211 books to see what exciting materials we had and came upon these two pamphlets related to William Pitt’s defense of colonial rights. William Pitt (1708-1778), first earl of Chatham, was a major political force in England.  Chatham served the majority of his political career in the House of Commons, but later moved to the House of Lords after accepting his peerage.  Long stretches of illness at the end of his life prevented Chatham from regularly attending parliament.  During his last years Chatham argued tremendously for Americans to not be taxed without consent and against maintain a standing army in Boston.  While Chatham still believed in the colonies remaining subordinate to English rule, he maintained that violence was no way to achieve this end. 

These pamphlets, Chatham’s speech to the House of Lords and his “Provisional Act for settling the troubles in America,” were printed in 1775.  Both are quartos (thanks chain lines!) the latter being unbound.  In each, Chatham repeatedly calls for the removal of the standing army in Boston.  How different would things be today if the Lords had passed Chatham’s act?

Happy Fourth of July!

-Jillian P.

E211 .P69

E211 .P695

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Sorry for no robots.

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