Georges de Feure, artist (French, 1868–1943), Marcel Schwob (French, 1867–1905), La porte des rêves, Paris: Pour les Bibliophiles indépendants chez Henry Floury [Octave Uzanne], 1899. The Morgan Library & Museum.
A fireplace crackles to conversations of bravery, while a band of warriors heads beyond the limits of safety to search for the dead. The enmity between sisters grows, reaching a fever pitch with the discovery that one wears many faces and has become quite a formidable assassin.
Returning to the snow-covered lands beyond the wall, the dead are everywhere—first in the form of a savage zombie polar bear, then as a handful of the walking dead, before the full force of wights and walkers surround and outnumber the search party. Lesson: don’t taunt the dead.
Autograph notes on the satellites of Jupiter, 14–25 January 1611
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr. in 1928
The Morgan Library & Museum
Item description from The Morgan Library: “On
this scrap of paper (an unfolded envelope), Galileo recorded the
positions of four satellites of Jupiter over a period of several nights.
He had observed the moons with the aid of his newly constructed
telescope and published his findings in his revolutionary book The Starry Messenger
(1610). He then worked to define more precisely the periods of the
orbits of the Jovian moons, setting up his telescope night after night
and making notes such as these. In a radical departure from his
university training, Galileo insisted that scientific theory be grounded
in observation and physical evidence rather than reliance on ancient