Author Archives: Katie Mascari

Katie Mascari

About Katie Mascari

Library Associate Sr. for Rare Books
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
3650 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-977-4590

William Cowper’s Anatomy of Humane Bodies

  The Anatomy of Humane Bodies (1698) by the English surgeon and anatomist William Cowper (1666–1709) is one of the most visually striking and controversial medical books ever published. Its engravings show individualized cadavers in a state of dissection, a departure … Continue reading

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

  Special Collections owns two first edition copies of the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, a narrative that summarizes Grant’s life as a series of extreme swings in fortune from failed farmer to Commanding General of the Union Army. The … Continue reading

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George Cruikshank

Satirical cartoons by the prolific nineteenth-century British caricaturist and book illustrator George Cruikshank often circulated in popular periodicals, where he would ridicule all aspects of Victorian life, from social behavior and customs to fashion to medicine to politics with great … Continue reading

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