Virgil Burnett Books and Illustrations
Welcome to the research guide for Haverford's Virgil Burnett Collection, compiled in conjunction with the fall 2013 exhibition at Haverford's Magill Library. This guide includes books and ephemeral material written, illustrated, published, and/or edited by Virgil Burnett. See the finding aid for a detailed description of the collection.
Virgil Burnett (1928-2012) was a writer, illustrator, publisher, and printer. His illustrations used medieval subjects and fantastical imagery to create a distinctive style that unsettle and challenge the reader. This collection comprises his written and illustrated works, books published by his press, as well as a number of original drawings and ephemera.