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.
Pan statue on the grounds of Chatsworth House, in North Derbyshire, England.
The Illustrated Police News, 19th century
Haruko Maeda: Heartbeat of the Death - Queen Elizabeth the first, 2013.
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!
'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.
Kevin Best. Vanitas Still Life with Pochette.
M. van Meer, Liber amicorum, 1613-48