Deciduous duds (1788).
Type ornament with leafy attire in Louis Barthélemy’s La cantatrice grammairienne, ou l’Art d’apprendre l’orthographe françoise seul, sans le secours d’un maître, par le moyen des chansons érotiques, pastorales, villageoises, anacréontiques, &c. Avec un portrait des poëtes chansonniers les plus agréables de notre nation et un modele de lettres mêlées de réflexions sur le style épistolaire. Ouvrage destiné aux dames, & dédié à Madame la Comtesse de Beauharnais (Geneva: Briand, 1788).

Deciduous duds (1788).

Type ornament with leafy attire in Louis Barthélemy’s La cantatrice grammairienne, ou l’Art d’apprendre l’orthographe françoise seul, sans le secours d’un maître, par le moyen des chansons érotiques, pastorales, villageoises, anacréontiques, &c. Avec un portrait des poëtes chansonniers les plus agréables de notre nation et un modele de lettres mêlées de réflexions sur le style épistolaire. Ouvrage destiné aux dames, & dédié à Madame la Comtesse de Beauharnais (Geneva: Briand, 1788).

The library’s only desk (1726).
You had to arrive early if you wanted to use the library’s one and only desk. There was an extra chair, but that was reserved for the elderly. Headpiece from Pierre Guarin’s Grammaticae Hebraicae et Chaldaicae, ex optimis quae hactenus prodierunt, nova facilique methodo concinnatae, tomus II (Paris: Typis Jacobi Collombat, 1726-1728).

The library’s only desk (1726).

You had to arrive early if you wanted to use the library’s one and only desk. There was an extra chair, but that was reserved for the elderly. Headpiece from Pierre Guarin’s Grammaticae Hebraicae et Chaldaicae, ex optimis quae hactenus prodierunt, nova facilique methodo concinnatae, tomus II (Paris: Typis Jacobi Collombat, 1726-1728).

Deciduous doodles (1796).
On April 4th, 1802, Amasa Paine from Gloucester Rhode Island doodled these wonderfully expressive trees on the fly leaf Noah Webster’s A grammatical institute of the English language; comprising an easy, concise and systematic method of education designed for the use of English schools in America. In three parts. Part second (Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1796).

Deciduous doodles (1796).

On April 4th, 1802, Amasa Paine from Gloucester Rhode Island doodled these wonderfully expressive trees on the fly leaf Noah Webster’s A grammatical institute of the English language; comprising an easy, concise and systematic method of education designed for the use of English schools in America. In three parts. Part second (Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1796).