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The bell of Dōjōji.

Warwick Goble, from Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales, by Grace James, London, 1910.

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The bell of Dōjōji.

Warwick Goble, from Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales, by Grace James, London, 1910.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Moon Maiden.

Warwick Goble, from Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales, by Grace James, London, 1910.

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The Moon Maiden.

Warwick Goble, from Green Willow and other Japanese fairy tales, by Grace James, London, 1910.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Shoe

An old shoe with the hind quarter cut away, hung upon a nail through the heel at the end of the imposing stone, into which to put bad letters when correcting. When full, the person who has the care of the materials empties it into the old metal box.

From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.

Sunday August 31 2014 — 20 notes
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The wolf and the crane.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

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The wolf and the crane.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The dog and the wolf.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The dog and the wolf.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The fox that was docked.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The fox that was docked.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

by Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, Internet Archive

As of today, 2.6 million of the 14 million images have been uploaded to Flickr Commons. Soon we will be able to add continuously to this collection from the over 1,000+ new eBooks we scan each day. …

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The lion and the gnat.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The lion and the gnat.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, August 29, 2014