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The Erotic Drawings of Mihaly Zichy

The Erotic Drawings of Mihaly Zichy

Lane's Telescopic View: The Ceremony of Her Majesty Opening the Great Exhibition  (partially open) by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives, via Flickr

Lane's Telescopic View: The Ceremony of Her Majesty Opening the Great Exhibition (partially open) by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives,

Manor House Library © Stuart DEADMAN Photography .... Old, Abandoned, Forgotten, Dusty,  Library, Suitcases,  ... “He loved a book because it was a book; he loved its odor, its form, its title. What he loved in a manuscript was its old illegible date, the bizarre and strange Gothic characters, the heavy gilding which loaded its drawings. It was its pages covered with dust — dust of which he breathed the sweet and tender perfume with delight.” ~Gustave Flaubert

Manor House Library © Stuart DEADMAN Photography - How does someone just leave in such a hurry?

Kathryn Finter - Contemporary Manuscript Illumination a list of links for creating/understanding manuscripts

Kathryn Finter - Contemporary Manuscript Illumination a list of links for creating/understanding manuscripts

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 148

Marginal drawing of a cat churning butter from "Rothschild Canticles", Flanders, century - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS fol.

Leonardo da Vinci drew the illustrations for Luca Pacioli's 1509 book De Divina Proportione (The Divine Proportion). Drawing of the Duodecedron Abscisus Elevatus Vacuus, consisting of 120 equilateral triangles, from the manuscript of the book.

Leonardo da Vinci drew the illustrations for Luca Pacioli's 1509 book De Divina Proportione (The Divine Proportion). Drawing of the Duodecedron Abscisus Elevatus Vacuus, consisting of 120 equilateral triangles, from the manuscript of the book.

"62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries," from mentalfloss.com. Some of these libraries are so amazing that you might spend all your time looking at the library itself and not the books in it!

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Morgan Library, USA Constructed in this amazing New York landmark was originally built as the personal library and museum space for financier Pierpont Morgan’s impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, drawings, artifacts and prints.

Books worth reading for Harry Potter fans | A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

11 Magical Books to Read If You Love 'Harry Potter'

A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy). In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world.

WORLD'S BIGGEST UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - "Voynich Manuscript" (made between 1402 to 1438)  Its pages are filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown.

10 of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries

Related Topic: MNN lists Voynich Manuscript Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed book written in a language or script that is completely unknown

In October of 1936, Tolkien delivered to his publisher the manuscript of The Hobbit, in which he included more than 100 illustrations — Tolkien, unbeknownst to many, was a rather gifted and prolific artist.

Vintage Illustrations for Tolkien’s The Hobbit from Around the World

The Hobbit as JRR Tolkien imagined it – in pictures . The White Dragon pursues Roverandom and the Moondog

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