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deathandmysticism:

M. van Meer, Liber amicorum, 1613-48

deathandmysticism:

M. van Meer, Liber amicorum, 1613-48

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marthajefferson:

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

giraffeinatree:

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

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tarassein:

Victorian-style greenhouse, England

tarassein:

Victorian-style greenhouse, England

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oorequiemoo:

Nadar, Charles Baudelaire, 1860

oorequiemoo:

Nadar, Charles Baudelaire, 1860

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swinglargo:

The ? Motorist (1906) by Paul’s Animatograph Works, directed by W.R. Booth

swinglargo:

The ? Motorist (1906) by Paul’s Animatograph Works, directed by W.R. Booth

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nybg:

Decrypting the Most Mysterious Book in the World

In the six or so centuries that it’s been floating around, bouncing from scholar to scholar and occasionally disappearing for decades at a time, the Voynich manuscript (as it’s come to be called) has yet to be translated. That might be due to the fact that it’s written in a language no one’s ever seen before or since.

But it does have some grounding in the reality that we know, namely via the dozens of familiar plant species sketched throughout the pages of this manuscript. And some researchers think these botanical illustrations are integral to cracking the code that, as one expert put it, has proven “academic suicide” for so many scholars throughout the ages. Click through for the full story! —MN

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ancient-serpent:

Blowfish Tetraodontidae

ancient-serpent:

Blowfish Tetraodontidae

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feuille-d-automne:

Enid Yandell with Pallas Athena, ca. 1897.
Via Archives Of American Art

feuille-d-automne:

Enid Yandell with Pallas Athena, ca. 1897.

Via Archives Of American Art

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From left to right: the front cover, title page and Plate IV from the first edition (1874) of James Nasmyth’s The moon.

From left to right: the front cover, title page and Plate IV from the first edition (1874) of James Nasmyth’s The moon.

(Source: standrewsrarebooks.wordpress.com)


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