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31 Aug 14 at 11 pm

pagewoman:

Beatrix Potter : Blackberry and blackcurrant c1905

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pagewoman:

Beatrix Potter : Blackberry and blackcurrant c1905
hearthside-reader:

hearthside-reader:  Black Swan
 2
27 Aug 14 at 4 am

hearthside-reader:

hearthside-reader: F.A. Pouchet, The Universe, or the Wonders of Creation, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little, 1883

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hearthside-reader:

hearthside-reader:  F.A. Pouchet, The Universe, or the Wonders of Creation, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little, 1883
 6
27 Aug 14 at 4 am

ajackdawintheattic:

1916-Harvest - Artist Unknown

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ajackdawintheattic:

1916-Harvest - Artist Unknown
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26 Aug 14 at 11 pm

oldbookillustrations:

Opening illustration to act IV.

William Heath Robinson, from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Opening illustration to act IV.
William Heath Robinson, from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.
(Source: archive.org)
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26 Aug 14 at 2 pm

nemfrog:

Iguana. 1833.

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nemfrog:

Iguana. 1833.
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26 Aug 14 at 5 am

oldbookillustrations:

Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.

William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.
William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.
(Source: archive.org)
 482
26 Aug 14 at 5 am

oldbookillustrations:

Lysander:… And she, sweet lady, dotes,
devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry,
Upon this spotted and inconstant man.

William Heath Robinson, from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Lysander:… And she, sweet lady, dotes, devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man.
William Heath Robinson, from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.
(Source: archive.org)
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26 Aug 14 at 4 am

heaveninawildflower:

Amaryllis crocata  and Papilio nestor branil (1831-1834) by Mrs Edward Bury. From  ’A selection of hexandrian plants, belonging to the natural orders Amaryllidae and Liliacæ, from drawings by Mrs. Edward Bury’, Liverpool  and engraved by R. Havell.

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery

heaveninawildflower:

Amaryllis crocata  and Papilio nestor branil (1831-1834) by Mrs Edward Bury. From  ’A selection of hexandrian plants, belonging to the natural orders Amaryllidae and Liliacæ, from drawings by Mrs. Edward Bury’, Liverpool  and engraved by R. Havell.
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery
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25 Aug 14 at 4 am

heaveninawildflower:

 Libellula ænea (Metallic Dragon fly) 1804-1806 by James Sowerby (1757-1822).      

 Source - The British miscellany  or coloured figures of new rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author.

Image and text NYPL Digital Gallery.  

heaveninawildflower:

 Libellula ænea (Metallic Dragon fly) 1804-1806 by James Sowerby (1757-1822).      
 Source - The British miscellany  or coloured figures of new rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author.
Image and text NYPL Digital Gallery.  
mioumioumioumiou:

Gustave Doré
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25 Aug 14 at 3 am

heaveninawildflower:

Butterflies by Carl Andreas Geyer (1809-1853 ).

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

heaveninawildflower:

Butterflies by Carl Andreas Geyer (1809-1853 ).
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.
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25 Aug 14 at 3 am

heaveninawildflower:

'Thistle and Landscape' by Fidelia Bridges (1834-1923). Chromolithograph published by Louis Prang & Co.

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

heaveninawildflower:

'Thistle and Landscape' by Fidelia Bridges (1834-1923). Chromolithograph published by Louis Prang & Co.
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.
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25 Aug 14 at 3 am

heaveninawildflower:

'Marshmallow' by Fidelia Bridges (1834-1923). Chromolithograph published by Louis Prang & Co.

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

heaveninawildflower:

'Marshmallow' by Fidelia Bridges (1834-1923). Chromolithograph published by Louis Prang & Co.
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.