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Color Illustration: Cats Reading Books // hmmm, i think i may need to create a new board - "critters n' books"

Thomas à Kempis (1379/1380–1471). Opera. Nuremberg, 1494. With St. Albertus Magnus. Compendium theologice veritatis. Strasbourg, 1489. Folger Shakespeare Library. "Bound in a German chained binding, c. 1495, of alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards with blind decoration and adorned with brass corner bosses, title plaque, clasps, and several links of iron chain... Upper cover decorated... with tendrils; lower cover central panel divided in 12 lozenges with a fleur-de-lys stamped in the…

uncertaintimes: “ Thomas a Kempis. Nuremberg, Folger Shakespeare Library: This volume, one of a very few existing examples of a chain binding, still retains the remnant of the hand-wrought chain which fastened it securely to a shelf.

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"Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." My favourite quote



michaelmoonsbookshop:  old leather bound books - 19th century

Old books with marbled edge paper. E-books, while they have their merits, just cannot hold a candle to the real thing.

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum Library ,  architectural design by Tadao Ando - Osaka

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