The Trials of William Blake in Three Books

Some good news for William Blake fans: the William Blake Archive is online, and our Recent Acquisitions from the Bequest of Maurice Sendak exhibition has been extended through May 28, so you have another month to feast your eyes on some of Blake’s most beautiful engravings. The three works by Blake on display in our …

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Rebecca Romney

Date / Time

  • April 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In a discussion moderated by Edward G. Pettit, Romney chronicles some of the strangest and most curious episodes in the history of Western printing, from the Johannes Gutenberg’s financial crisis to Benjamin Franklin’s broken engagement.

The Marvelous World of Meggendorfer’s Moving Books

Did you know that pop-up books have been around for hundreds of years? The earliest examples of movable books — some as early as the thirteenth century! — were used for adult education. Books on subjects ranging from human anatomy to artistic perspective used tabs, flaps, and fold-outs to illustration information that was best conveyed …