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muspeccoll:

Shakespeare’s sonnets : in two parts / illuminated by N. Leoni.  [Cambridge, Mass.?] : Geo. D. Sproul, 1901.  Saint Dunstan ed. 

MERLIN catalog record

"Eighteen copies only of this edition have been made for sale in America, and twelve copies only for sale in Europe, and … no future edition will be issued … this copy … has been specially illuminated throughout by Nestore Leoni for John E. Berwind, and no two copies are alike."  Our copy is no. sixteen, signed by the illuminator and publisher.

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ancient-serpent:

Hinged bracelet from the Ahmara people from Ethiopia, early 20th century, Gold gilded copper, lined with deep purple velvet, Decorated with 71 pendants on a white metal chain, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

ancient-serpent:

Hinged bracelet from the Ahmara people from Ethiopia, early 20th century, Gold gilded copper, lined with deep purple velvet, Decorated with 71 pendants on a white metal chain, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

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madness-and-gods:

Pan statue on the grounds of Chatsworth House, in North Derbyshire, England.

madness-and-gods:

Pan statue on the grounds of Chatsworth House, in North Derbyshire, England.

Posted 2 days ago / 363 notes / Via: mirroir

devilduck:

The Illustrated Police News, 19th century

devilduck:

The Illustrated Police News, 19th century

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nex218:

Haruko Maeda: Heartbeat of the Death - Queen Elizabeth the first, 2013.

nex218:

Haruko Maeda: Heartbeat of the Death - Queen Elizabeth the first, 2013.

(Source: harukomaeda.blogspot.com)

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biomedicalephemera:

Two-Faced Chick and Two-Headed Calf

Two-faced (diprospus) and two-headed (dicephalic) animals may look similar, but they’re different on the most fundamental of levels. Two-headed animals are simply conjoined twins that stopped separating very early in the process. They generally have two fully-formed cephalic regions, though sometimes one head is much less responsive than the other.

Two-faced animals, on the other hand, have a mutation in the Sonic Hedgehog (yes, it looks like a hedgehog and was named after Sonic) homologue gene. This gene regulates the symmetry and width of the head and facial features, and when the gene is mutated in a way that causes too much of the correlating proteins to be produced, diprospus animals are formed. As this gene is also responsible for brain and upper neural tube development, it’s uncommon for diprospus creatures or humans to live very long after birth.

When the SHH gene doesn’t create enough of its proteins, cyclopia (one-eyed, one-nosed) occurs.

Watch Emily and Anna dissect a two-faced calf on The Brain Scoop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_diEm6st6o

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'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.

'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

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uromancy:

Kevin Best. Vanitas Still Life with Pochette.

uromancy:

Kevin Best. Vanitas Still Life with Pochette.

Posted 6 days ago / 290 notes / Via: fee-verte

deathandmysticism:

M. van Meer, Liber amicorum, 1613-48

deathandmysticism:

M. van Meer, Liber amicorum, 1613-48

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erikkwakkel:

Medieval surgeon’s manual

These pages are part of a medieval surgical manual written by the 14th-century surgeon Jan Yperman. It describes in detail how to treat various wounds and illnesses. So far so good. It also shows, however, what instruments needed to be used. For a compound fracture of the leg, for example, the jagged-edged scissors in the top image were recommended. And each incision came with its own curly knife on a stick, of course - as shown in the lower image. What’s more, this book-knowledge was by no means theoretical. The book’s dimensions, which is about the size of an iPhone, suggests it was carried around by a 15th-century surgeon on his way to his patients. Break a leg. Or rather, better not.

Pic: Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MS 3094 (1475-1500). More about the manuscript here.

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giraffeinatree:

(via 500px / “Fire salamander” by Rostislaw Shivrinskiy)

giraffeinatree:

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