Meredith Miller and I worked in collaboration to create A Beinecke Collection of Creatures in September 2016, in honor of the reopening of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library after its closure for renovation.

An alphabet coloring book, each letter is dedicated to an animal found somewhere within the library’s vast collections. The images selected cross geography, language, and time: from “A is for Antelope,” from a 1599 German volume entitled India Orientalis; to “Z is for Zebu,” from Master Woodbine’s Alphabet for All Good Children, London, 1850. A citation key matches each animal to its printed or manuscript origin.