Mark S. Weiner

Posts Tagged ‘Legal literature’

Woof! Moo! Grr!

In Aesthetics, Animals on February 1, 2017 at 8:22 am

Because what the world needs now is more talking animals—and a good laugh—I’ve created an exhibit about images of animals in legal literature for the Rare Book Room at Yale Law Library.


The exhibit includes books from around the world—including Argentina, Russia, the Netherlands, England, and the United States—more than half of them printed before the nineteenth century and the earliest published in 1529. One section of the exhibit focuses entirely on books with images of dogs. Other sections include “Gentle Creatures,” “Predators,” “Swimmers,” and “Beastie.”

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The Sound of One Book Clapping

In Books and libraries, Environment, Video on July 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

A narrative milestone: I’ve made a video under two minutes long! Mike Widener of the Yale Law School rare books library shows me an English law book printed in about 1481.