The Magic Box

September 13, 2021

New to the Burling Library lobby is the Magic Box, a digital display case to feature rotating items from the Salisbury House Library Collection and Grinnell College Special Collections. Through the digital display, you can explore further into the item on display, the collection, and digital projects.

On display now in the Magic Box is Les Fleurs Animées by J.J. Grandville, published in Paris by Gabriel de Gonet 1847. Both volumes of the set of satirical ‘flowers personified’ by a French caricaturist are bound in a striking binding with gold stamping on the covers and spines. Printed lithograph illustrations throughout are hand-tinted.

Stop by the Magic Box next time you visit Burling! Learn more about the collection, featured items, exhibits, and more on our website.

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