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Sep 24


The Chimera (La Chimère de Monsieur Desprez) Louis Jean Desprez  (French, Auxerre 1743–1804 Stockholm) Date: ca. 1777–84

The Chimera (La Chimère de Monsieur Desprez) Louis Jean Desprez  (French, Auxerre 1743–1804 Stockholm) Date: ca. 1777–84

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Sep 22

vintageanchorbooks:

The Paris Library floods, 1910.

vintageanchorbooks:

The Paris Library floods, 1910.

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Jul 06

(via Europa in een bibliotheek | RM0001.PEOPLE.12119)

(via Europa in een bibliotheek | RM0001.PEOPLE.12119)

Mar 12

teachingliteracy:

George Clausen - A School Girl (1889)

teachingliteracy:

George Clausen - A School Girl (1889)

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Mar 06

Feb 12

deathandmysticism:

Gross Henning, Magica de Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritum, Leyde, Hackrum, 1656

deathandmysticism:

Gross Henning, Magica de Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritum, Leyde, Hackrum, 1656

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oldbookillustrations:

The bride hath paced into the hall.
Herbert Cole, from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Boston, 1900.
(Source: archive.org.)

oldbookillustrations:

The bride hath paced into the hall.

Herbert Cole, from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Boston, 1900.

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medieval:

Allegorical figure of Satan as the Prince of Death. Calendar, Paschal Tables, English, Glastonbury, 10th century. 

medieval:

Allegorical figure of Satan as the Prince of Death. Calendar, Paschal Tables, English, Glastonbury, 10th century. 

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medieval:

Fermentation: ixir: Digestion, Decoction, Fixation. George Ripley, Alchemical roll.  Middle 15th C. MS. Bodl. Rolls 1

medieval:

Fermentation: ixir: Digestion, Decoction, Fixation.

George Ripley, Alchemical roll.  Middle 15th C.
MS. Bodl. Rolls 1

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myimaginarybrooklyn:

From Lucas de Heere’s Description of Great Britain and Ireland, 1574.

myimaginarybrooklyn:

From Lucas de Heere’s Description of Great Britain and Ireland, 1574.

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Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life by elinor04

Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life by elinor04

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Jan 29

ffactory:

W.B. Yeats on his deathbed (1939, ph. Georgie Hyde-Lee)

ffactory:

W.B. Yeats on his deathbed (1939, ph. Georgie Hyde-Lee)

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