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“I have invented a new way of imitating flowers.”
— Mrs. Delany

Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, eds.
New Haven: Yale Center for British Art; London: Sir John Soane’s Museum;… 2009
NX547.6 D45 M77 2009

Publication to accompany an exhibition organized by the Yale Center for British Art in association with Sir John Soane’s Museum, London: Yale Center for British Art, September 24, 2009 through January 3, 2010 and Sir John Soane’s Museum, February 18, 2010 through May 1, 2010.

We are especially fond of this book for two reasons:

First, our friend and colleague, Kohleen Reeder Jones, worked on this project and wrote the chapter, “The ‘Paper Mosaick’ Practice of Mrs. Delaney & Her Circle.” Kohleen worked at the J. Willard Marriott Library as the Book and Paper Conservator. She went from here to Brigham Young University and then home, where she takes care of her family as wonderfully as she took care of the work of Mrs. Delaney and of our rare books.



Second, the Rare Books copy is a gift of a most generous friend, who insists on anonymity.

Thank you, friends!