January 22, 2014
George Dance the Younger. Perspective view of a gallery. Late 18th century.

George Dance the Younger. Perspective view of a gallery. Late 18th century.

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November 12, 2013
R. Phené Spiers. Egypt : a series of thirty-six views of ancient and modern Egypt. (London : B.T. Batsford, 1887). Plate III

R. Phené Spiers. Egypt : a series of thirty-six views of ancient and modern Egypt. (London : B.T. Batsford, 1887). Plate III

October 31, 2013

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October 28, 2013

ooksaidthelibrarian:

Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī: ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), 1538

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October 6, 2013

blackpaint20:

by Fortunio Liceti

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October 1, 2013
discardingimages:

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

discardingimages:

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

September 30, 2013
talkingfawn:

pesquetet:

blurds:

modernfoppery:

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

talkingfawn:

pesquetet:

blurds:

modernfoppery:

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

September 26, 2013
geisterseher:

John Taylor, Mad fashions, od fashions, all out fashions ; or, The emblem of these distracted times (1642)

geisterseher:

John Taylor, Mad fashions, od fashions, all out fashions ; or, The emblem of these distracted times (1642)

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September 26, 2013
demonagerie:

Laval, Bibliothèque municipale, 0011 (00403), detail of f. 0031. Recueil de Noël (1644)

demonagerie:

Laval, Bibliothèque municipale, 0011 (00403), detail of f. 0031. Recueil de Noël (1644)

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September 20, 2013
speciesbarocus:

Georg Andreas Böckler - Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664).

speciesbarocus:

Georg Andreas Böckler - Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664).

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