hey dragon. you’re not supposed to be here.
Conception of Alexander the Great, Les faize d’Alexandre (translation of Historiae Alexandri Magni of Quintus Curtius Rufus), Bruges ca. 1468-1475.
British Library, Burney 169, fol. 14r
Title page of The Owles Almanacke (1618). Yes, that’s an owl wearing a ruff and cape and writing an almanac. He looks very caffeinated, but since coffee and tea wouldn’t make it to England for another few decades, he’s probably just high off his own astrological knowledge.
Translated by Mr. Iocundary Merry-Braines.
if I ever teach a class on descriptive bibliography I am going to make my students transcribe this title page
Heck right now I am thinking about doing it myself for funsies
Keeping you up on the latest wit O w l E s
John Taylor, Mad fashions, od fashions, all out fashions ; or, The emblem of these distracted times (1642)
Laval, Bibliothèque municipale, 0011 (00403), detail of f. 0031. Recueil de Noël (1644)
Map of the river Tigris.
From the Egyptian 11th century manuscript Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn (The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes).
Found at BibliOdyssey.