Cabinets of Curiosity Literature

presentation by Will Baker

Schedule to be announced

The collectors of oddities and anomalies of nature have been publishing catalogs of their collections since as early as the 17th century; yet their codification as a sub-genre of literature is a recent phenomena. Will Baker has been at the forefront of it and his presentation will give a fascinating look at the process of building a new canon.


Will Baker is a specialist in cataloging, appraisal, collection development, and sales of rare books, manuscripts,and other works on paper. Areas of focus include Americana, religion, science, medicine,museology, and the performing arts. Clients include both cultural institutions and private collectors. Member, Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).