Letras y Fíguras

Ancient books, illustrations & typography
Apr 12
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Apr 11
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ex libris (via rda-art)

ex libris (via rda-art)

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via www.baxleystamps.comfrom Meiji Period Military PhotographsChemigraph Plates, Kazumasa Ogawa, Tokyo, 1895

via www.baxleystamps.com
from Meiji Period Military Photographs
Chemigraph Plates, Kazumasa Ogawa, Tokyo, 1895

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via www.gailgastfield.com
he promulgates his ten commands, glancing: his beamy eyelids over the deep in dark dismay, 19. Where the son of fire in his eastern cloud, while the morning plumes her Golden breast, 20. Spurning the clouds written with curses, stamps the stony law to dust, loosing: the eternal horses from the dens of night, crying,
Empire is no more! and now the lion & wolf shall cease
Chorus
Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no longer in deadly black, with hoarse note curse the sons of joy. Nor his accepted brethren, whom tyrant, he calls free: lay the bound or build the roof. Nor pale religious letchery call that virginity, that wishes but acts not!
For every thing that lives is Holy.

via www.gailgastfield.com

he promulgates his ten commands, glancing: his beamy eyelids over the deep in dark dismay,
19. Where the son of fire in his eastern cloud, while the morning plumes her Golden breast,
20. Spurning the clouds written with curses, stamps the stony law to dust, loosing: the eternal horses from the dens of night, crying,

Empire is no more! and now the lion & wolf shall cease

Chorus

Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no longer in deadly black, with hoarse note curse the sons of joy. Nor his accepted brethren, whom tyrant, he calls free: lay the bound or build the roof. Nor pale religious letchery call that virginity, that wishes but acts not!

For every thing that lives is Holy.

Apr 10
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Apr 09
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Hans Christian Andersen Fairy TalesThe Storks by Ann Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
The Storks by Ann Anderson

Apr 05
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la ManchaMadrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1605http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/hispanica/literature.html

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha
Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1605
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/hispanica/literature.html

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Gustave Doré’s illustrations to The Divine Comedyhttp://dore.artpassions.net/dore.html

Gustave Doré’s illustrations to The Divine Comedy
http://dore.artpassions.net/dore.html

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Cellarius’ Celestial Atlas, Harmonia macrocosmicahttp://greg.org/

Cellarius’ Celestial Atlas, Harmonia macrocosmica
http://greg.org/

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Euclid fl. c. 300 BCEThe first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners London: W Pickering, 1847from: http://www.qld.gov.au/

Euclid fl. c. 300 BCE
The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners
London: W Pickering, 1847

from: http://www.qld.gov.au/

Apr 04
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The eclogues of Virgilfrom: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

The eclogues of Virgil
from: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

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“Exquisite Fairy Dancing" by Arthur Rackham — Peter Pan in Kensington Gardenfrom http://www.artsycraftsy.com/

Exquisite Fairy Dancing" by Arthur Rackham — Peter Pan in Kensington Garden
from http://www.artsycraftsy.com/