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Words and Pictures From old Books
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Decorative initial letter X from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5., from The
2009-09-18 07:16:00
Decorative initial letter X from Fifteenth Century No. 4.(read more...)
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Decorative initial letter V from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5., from The
2009-09-18 07:16:00
Decorative initial letter V from Fifteenth Century No. 4.(read more...)
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Decorative initial letter TH from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5., from The
2009-09-18 07:16:00
Decorative initial monogram “TH” (I think) from Fifteenth Century No. 4.(read more...)
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Newfoundland Dog, from Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick (1947), added on 11
2009-09-11 11:28:00
The Newfoundland dog stands with his curved tail raised, looking forward; in the background are several other dogs, and people crossing a bridge.(read more...)
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Mary, from A Child's Garden of Verses (1905), added on 8th Sept 2009
2009-09-08 14:14:00
“A THOUGHT. It is very nice to think The world is full of meat and drink, With little children saying grace In every Christian kind of place.” (p. 4) Mary is one of four children pictured here, saying grace with her bowl in front of her.(read more...)
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Hans, from A Child's Garden of Verses (1905), added on 8th Sept 2009
2009-09-08 09:55:00
“A THOUGHT. It is very nice to think The world is full of meat and drink, With little children saying grace In every Christian kind of place.” (p. 4) Hans is one of four children pictured here, and is presumably intended to be in a traditional or stereotypical German costume.(read more...)
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Rocking-Horse Fly, from Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found Ther
2009-09-06 11:21:00
“All right,” said the Gnat: “Half way up that bush, you’ll see a Rocking-horse-fly, if you look. It’s made entirely of wood, and gets about by swinging itself from branch to branch.” “What does it live on?” Alice asked with great curiosity. “Sap and sawdust.” said the Gnat. (p. 57)(read more...)
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clipart: initial letter E from late 15th century printed book, from Alphabe
2009-09-03 13:40:00
A decorative initial “E” taken from a late 15th century alphabet. You could use it as a drop capital, an avatar, or something to colour in. If you use it, let me know what you did!(read more...)
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62l.---Initial capital letter ``L'' from Dance of Death Alphabet., from Die
2009-09-03 12:08:00
This decorative initial letter “K”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. It features a skeleton, representing Death , standing on the left, carrying holy water, and taking the Canon (a priest).(read more...)
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191.---Arms and costume of the Tribes on the Western Shores of the Baltic.,
2009-08-03 09:15:00
Two young men are dressed as soldiers, with metal plate armour (or possibly leather armour). One has a spear or javelin, and the other a sword; both have shields and helmets. In th foreground a curved sword and an axe; in the background two soldiers ride horses and brandish their weapons.(read more...)
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62t.---Initial capital letter ``T'' from Dance of Death Alphabet., from Die
2009-06-12 10:06:00
This decorative initial letter “T”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. The skeleton figures in the alphabet represent death. The letter features a minstrel with his pipe, lying prostrate on the ground, and being dragged away by one Death , whilst another pours something from a vessel into his mouth, presumably poison.(read more...)
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62k.---Initial capital letter ``K'' from Dance of Death Alphabet., from Die
2009-05-12 12:56:00
This decorative initial letter “K”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. It features a skeleton representing Death , wearing a fur cap and mantle, and with a flail in its right hand, seizing a nobleman.(read more...)
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The shore was covered with men ready for battle, from An Island Story (1920
2009-05-06 13:42:00
Men wearing tarrered rags or perhaps animal skins, and carrying spears and shields, watch from atop white cliffs as Roman galleys near the shore. The time depicted is about the first century C.E., or roughly two thousand years ago, in pre-Internet days.(read more...)
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Frontispiece: Charles the King walked for the last time through the streets
2009-05-05 13:18:00
King Charles is followed by a priest, and surrounded by soldiers with lances. He wears 17th-century costume.(read more...)
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Priot Bolton's Garden-house at Canonbury, from London (Volume II) (1841), a
2009-04-27 12:53:00
From the house we pass to the lawn, which is terminated by a wall with a raised and embowered terrace, from which we look over on the other side to the kitchen-garden, the New River, and thence onwards towards London . At each extremity of this wall is an octagonal garden-house, built by Prior Bolton—the one to the left having a small Gothic window in the basement story. (p. 48) Canonbury manor is (or was) the country residence of the Priors at Islington, in the 16th century and onwards; Oliver Goldsmith also lived here.(read more...)
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Houses of Parliament from the River, temp Charles II., from London (Volume
2009-04-21 13:46:00
The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, in the time of King Charles II, so between (roughly) 1650 and 1685; this is of course long before th 19th century changes, and before Big Ben was built.(read more...)
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Milton at the age of 19, from London (Volume II) (1841), added on 21st Apri
2009-04-21 10:52:00
A woodcut of the teenaged boy Milton , the famous poet, when he was nineteen years old. I’m sure I didn’t have such a frilly neck as a boy.(read more...)
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[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 5: Temple Floor pattern, from The History of
2009-04-20 14:21:00
A part of an Ancient greek mosaic floor in Sicily, uprooted and taken to the museum of the Court of Biscari.(read more...)
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Fig. 17.---Showing Old Type of Gramme Continuous Current Dynamo., from Elec
2009-04-09 13:45:00
Fig. 17 shows the early type of Gramme machine, some of which may still be seen doing good work. (p. 64)(read more...)
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The Chapel of St. Pancras in St. Augustine's Monastery, Canterbury, from Th
2009-04-07 08:07:00
The ruins of this little oratory stand near the south-easternmost part of the Abbey-close. It is commonly supposed to be of great antiquity, but this opinion is controverted by Somner, who gives very good reason for his doubts.(read more...)
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Reading Desks. MS. Bodleian Library. (detail), from The National and Domest
2008-06-06 04:51:00
The right-hand of two wooden reading desks that were depicted in a 15th century manuscript. This one has a an open book, and the stand (or lecturn) is carved with decorations. (The left-hand reading desk needs to be re-scanned)(read more...)
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Carriage of the Fifteenth Century., from The National and Domestic History
2008-06-06 04:51:00
A woodcut based on a picture in a book from the 15th century. A cart or carriage is pulled by two horses. A man with a hat rides one of the horses and brandishes a whip; the horses are blinkered and have bits in their mouths. In the carriage ride three people, one in the front turning to look at, or talk to, two women inside. One of the women has her hands raised as if praying or beseeching.(read more...)
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85.---Roman Eagle., from Old England: A Pictorial Museum (1845), added on 6
2008-06-06 04:46:00
The cavalry and the war-chariots of the active Britons met the invader on the beach; and whilst the soldiers hesitated to leave the ships, the standard-bearer of the tenth legion leaped into the water, exclaiming, as Csar has recorded, “Follow me, my fellow-soldiers, unless you will give up your eagle to the enemy! I, at least, will do my duty to the republic and to our general!” (Fig. 85.) The Roman s made good their landing. The symbols of the great republic were henceforward to become more familiar to the skin-clothed and painted Britons (Fig. 79); but not as yet were they to be bound with the chain of the captive (Fig. 81). (p. 26)(read more...)
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Old Advert: Hotel Chamberlin, from Scribner's Magazine 1903 No. 11 (1903),
2008-06-04 05:06:00
HOTEL CHAMBERLIN OLD POINT COMFORT, VA. The most magnificent Resort Hotel in America(read more...)
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Old Advert: Christmas Gift Charms and Brooches, from Scribner's Magazine 19
2008-06-04 05:06:00
Order your Christmas Gift s by mail Send for our Year Book for 1904. The SOMETHING DIFFERENT you wish for christmas may be found in its 188 pages. Of the numberless articles in Solid Gold and Sterling Silver it contains, over 3000 are between 25 cents and $5.00. [. . .] Daniel Low and Co Jewelers and Silversmiths 207 essex St., Salem, Massachusetts This old ad shows photographs of silver charms and gold brooches.(read more...)
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53. Seal of Camio., from The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (19
2008-06-02 09:41:00
(53.) Camio. — The Fifty-third Spirit is Camio, or Caim. He is a Great President, and appeareth in the Form of the Bird called a Thrush at first, but afterwards he putteth on the Shape of a Man carrying in his Hand a Sharp Sword. He seemeth to answer in Burning Ashes, or in Coals of Fire. He is a Good Disputer. His Office is to give unto Men the Understanding of all Birds, Lowing of Bullocks, Barking of Dogs, and other Creatures; and also of the Voice of the Waters. He giveth True Answers of Things to Come. He was of the Order of Angels, but now ruleth over 30 Legions of Spirits Infernal. His Seal is this, which wear thou, etc.(read more...)
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52. Seal of Alloces., from The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (
2008-06-02 09:41:00
(52.) Alloces. — The Fifty-second Spirit is Alloces, or Alocas. He is a Duke, Great, Mighty, and Strong, appearing in the Form of a Warrior riding upon a Great Horse. His Face is like that of a Lion, very Red, and having Flaming Eyes. His Speech is hoarse and very big. His Office is to teach the Art of Astronomy, and all the Liberal Sciences. He bringeth unto thee Good Familiars; also he ruleth over 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which, etc.(read more...)
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51. Seal of Balam., from The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (19
2008-06-02 09:41:00
(50.) Balam. — The Fifty-first Spirit is Balam or Balaam. He is a Terrible, Great, and Powerful King . He appeareth with three Heads: the first is like that of a Bull; the second is like that of a Man; the third is like that of a Ram. He hath the Tail of a Serpent, and Flaming Eyes. He rideth upon a furious Bear, and carrieth a Boshawk upon his Fist. He speaketh with a hoarse Voice, giving True Answers of Things Past, Present, and to Come. He maketh men to go Invisible, and also to be Witty. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc.(read more...)
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820.---Edward I from a Statue in the Choir of York Minster., from Old Engla
2008-05-31 10:31:00
King Edward I (pronounced “Edward the First”).(read more...)
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At the bookseller, from A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (188
2008-05-15 13:29:00
The bookseller climbs a ladder to reach a book, which he is about to hand to a customer, a lady in 18th century dress and bonnet, in this bookshop [US: bookstore].(read more...)
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