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Formerly housed in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin, this painting by Carpaccio depicts the Madonna and Child surrounded by saints Jerome and Catherine. The work represents an effort of the artist to combine two earlier compositions by Bellini.…

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Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) published four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays. She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which she wrote while in Haiti doing fieldwork in anthropology. This novel is…

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Carolyn Shattuck created this book in the form of a rotating ring flexagon--a movable construction of six hinged tetrahedrons. The twenty-four surfaces of the flexagon bear reproductions of quilt designs. The artist honors the African American women…

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Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote eight books, The Member of the Wedding being among one of the most notable. Her writing is often described as Southern Gothic and is reflective of her southern roots. This story captures a young girl's feelings at…

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Vladimir Orlando Key’s (1908-1963) Southern Politics in State and Nation is a microscopic examination, state by state, of southern politics using interviews and statistics. The book is considered one of the most influential books on the subject.…

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This photograph, attributed to Cav. P. Fiorentini, is one of the many detail images from the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. The work is an excerpt shot of Saint Jerome from Titian’s Saint Jerome in the Desert which hangs in the Pinacotecca di…

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Attributed to Domenico Anderson, this black and white photograph is representative of much of the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. The work depicts a religious scene with Saint Jerome shown in penance kneeling before a crucifixion-- a common…

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This 1633 edition of Poems, with Elegies on the Author's Death (also known as Poems by J.D.) is the first collected volume of John Donne’s poetry and the most authentic of all the early editions of his works. Donne (1572-1631) was an Oxford…

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This is a first edition of Robert Burns’ 1787 book Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect finely bound by George Bayntun Bindery in England. The binding is full crushed dark blue levant leather with raised bands, gilt tooled panels enclosing thistle…

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Robert Burns’ 1787 book of poetry Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was published by William Creech, to whom Burns sold his copyright for the work for 100 guineas. Burns is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement, and was a great source…
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