erikkwakkel:

Sharing a binding

This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both books at the same time. Indeed, the empty pages in the front and back are filled with notes, including in what looks like Greek and Hebrew. It appears this clever binding had a reader to match.Pic: Manchester, Chetham’s Library (source).

erikkwakkel:

Sharing a binding

This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both books at the same time. Indeed, the empty pages in the front and back are filled with notes, including in what looks like Greek and Hebrew. It appears this clever binding had a reader to match.

Pic: Manchester, Chetham’s Library (source).

Train In Vain
The Clash

mudwerks:

The Clash | Train In Vain

medieval:

Guardian of the Kingdoms of God.

This is just spectacular. 

From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”.  1500s. 

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medieval:

Guardian of the Kingdoms of God.

This is just spectacular.

From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”.  1500s. 

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Van Gogh, A Vase of Roses

Van Gogh, A Vase of Roses

m3zzaluna:

as there are no fish in the trafalgar square fountains, it’s hard to imagine what this well-dressed young boy has done wrong. though he looks genuinely upset at the policeman’s questioning, the photograph looks posed, 1892.
photographer unknown, from london. portrait of a city.
» this is what the trafalgar square fountains looks like in 360° today.

m3zzaluna:

as there are no fish in the trafalgar square fountains, it’s hard to imagine what this well-dressed young boy has done wrong. though he looks genuinely upset at the policeman’s questioning, the photograph looks posed, 1892.

photographer unknown, from london. portrait of a city.

» this is what the trafalgar square fountains looks like in 360° today.

aestheticgoddess:

The Trinquetaille Bridge Vincent van Gogh, 1888

aestheticgoddess:

The Trinquetaille Bridge
Vincent van Gogh, 1888