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Pages from Pequot

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:00pm - 04:00pm

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Pages from Pequot: A Selection from the Special Collections in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Pequot Library

April 5 - May 16, 2014

In the rare book cases, the exhibition includes:

  • an illuminated manuscript from the 1500's
  • A Literal Reprint of the Bay Psalm Book, 1862
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776
  • Flowers from my Garden by Laura Gordon Munson, 1864, with a handwritten inscription from P. T. Barnum to his wife
  • White Fang by Jack London, 1906
  • Gone with the Wind original typescript chapters with Margaret Mitchell's handwritten notations, 1935

Displayed on the walls are prints of scanned original illustrations and wood-cut prints including Rockwell Kent's Moby Dick, 1930; Clare Leighton's Four Hedges A Gardener's Chronicle, 1935; and Barry Moser's Huckleberry Finn, 1985.

Prints from John Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Hummingbirds, 1849-1861 are on display.

Free and open to the public during normal library hours.

Two free programs complement the 125th exhibition:

  • Pages from Pequot Talk by Marsha Malinowski on April 23, at 11:30am - Malinowski will discuss several of the books and illustrations in the exhibition.
  • Treasures in Your Attic: Book Talk and Appraisal by Kenneth Gloss on May 8, at 5:30pm - Gloss will talk about collecting rare books and ephemera, ending with a free appraisal of books that participants bring.
  • Both Malinowski and Gloss are guest appraisers for Antiques Roadshow and are experts in their fields.
Location : The Perkin Gallery and Reading Room
Contact : Contact : Dianne Schlosser, (203) 259-0346 ext. 16, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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