Enclosed space: locked up with the letters / Espacio acotado: encerrados con las letras (ilustración de Len Cowgill)
Happy Birthday to our beloved James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Here he is in his Scriptorium in Oxford, wearing his John Knox cap and holding a book and a Dictionary quotation slip. We know we’re biased, but we love him.
Image: Courtesy of the OUP Archives
The anniversary of the British Museum led us to spend a few hours wandering their extensive online collections. This print, made by Marcel Jules Gingembre d’Aubépine around 1886, is called Les joies du bibliophile.
Illustrations to the Russian classical literature by Gennady Spirin
“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”