The Agnes Chamberlin Collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
An illustrated calendar, suitable for recording birthdays and other anniversaries, with twelve original unpublished watercolour paintings of Canadian flora by Agnes Chamberlin (1833-1913).
Gibbings & Grey and The Charm of Birds
Robert Gibbings' wood engravings for Grey of Fallodon's The Charm of Birds, printed by the Barbarian Press.
The Moment by Margaret Atwood
A limited, signed edition of this poem, hand printed by The Massey College Press. Accompanied by a digital copy of a revised manuscript of the poem, printed for an evening at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library with Margaret Atwood.
A woodcut illustration of a chicory plant from Mattioli's highly popular commentary on the De Materia medica of Dioscorides, a Greek physican and botanist of the first century A.D. This great compendium of medical plants had been the mainstay of pharmacology for fourteen centuries, and its influence continued well after the invention of printing; over eighty edition appeared during the course of the sixteenth century. The original woodblock is one of a series of over one hundred which have survived and was used to illustrate several ediitons of the work. Printed from the original wood block by William Rueter.
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