Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

Surely we are not the only ones to recite Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales whenever the month of April strikes, right?  Hmmm … maybe we are!  At least everyone can appreciate the beauty that is the Kelmscott Press edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Printed by William Morris in 1896 and featuring lovely wood engravings by Burne-Jones (such as the one depicted showing Chaucer being all poetic and totally rockin’ some medieval robes), the Kelmscott Chaucer is surely a dandy’s delight to read!
Location: George Peabody Library
Call No.: 821 C496 1896 QUARTO

Surely we are not the only ones to recite Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales whenever the month of April strikes, right?  Hmmm … maybe we are!  At least everyone can appreciate the beauty that is the Kelmscott Press edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Printed by William Morris in 1896 and featuring lovely wood engravings by Burne-Jones (such as the one depicted showing Chaucer being all poetic and totally rockin’ some medieval robes), the Kelmscott Chaucer is surely a dandy’s delight to read!

Location: George Peabody Library

Call No.: 821 C496 1896 QUARTO