|Entry to the Rosenbach Museum and Library|
The tour, on the eve of the SHARP 2013 conference in Philadelphia, allowed me to see some of the library's treasures.
After the tour, I asked for their copy of John Addington Symonds' In the Key of Blue (not yet in the catalogue of the Rosenbach), in order to check the signatures. (See my earlier blogs about this book: the first issue of In the Key of Blue, the signatures of In the Key of Blue, and Inked impressions of quads in In the Key of Blue).
|Detail of spine, J.A. Symonds, In the Key of Blue (1892)|
It was tempting to ask for other books to come out of their glass cases, but there was no time. The upstairs library is a treasure trove, and the downstairs sitting and dining rooms make one wonder what went on in this collector's house.