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Finding a book that is so good, you can't seem to find the right time to put it down.

Happy Birthday to our beloved James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Here he is in his Scriptorium in Oxford, wearing his John Knox cap and holding a book and a Dictionary quotation slip.

azorica:  Late 18th-century lacquer binding with gilt arabesques and flowers on green background; inner covers red leather with gilt arabesq...

Late lacquer binding with gilt arabesques and flowers on green background; inner covers red leather with gilt arabesques and flower border, artist unknown.

In the late Middle Ages, princes and the powerful learned the health and hygiene rules of rational medicine from the Tacuinum Sanitatis, a treatise on well-being and health widely disseminated in the 14th and 15th centuries.

In the late Middle Ages, princes and the powerful learned the health and hygiene rules of rational medicine from the Tacuinum Sanitatis, a treatise on well-being and health widely disseminated in the and centuries.

Excerpt from one of my favourite movies Practical Magic ♡☆♡

6.8 Bookmark using two pricking holes, Vizigothic script, parchment leaf cut at the bottom | codex, 10th or 11th c. | BNF, Léandre (Règle de saint), suivie d'opuscules des pères et de vies de saints - NAL 239, fol. 38v | Public domain.

6.8 Bookmark using two pricking holes, Vizigothic script, parchment leaf cut at the bottom | codex, 10th or 11th c. | BNF, Léandre (Règle de saint), suivie d'opuscules des pères et de vies de saints - NAL 239, fol. 38v | Public domain.

Illustrated almanac for peasants, 1513

Copenhagen, Royal Library NKS Illustrated almanac for peasants, dating from Each month is accompanied by a picture of a farmer doing the work best suited to that time of the year.

A Very Rare Book Opens 6 Different Ways, Reveals 6 Different Books - Book binding has seen many variations, from the iconic Penguin paperbacks to highly unusual examples like this from late 16th century Germany.

A Very Rare Book Opens 6 Different Ways, Reveals 6 Different Books - Book binding has seen many variations, from the iconic Penguin paperbacks to highly unusual examples like this from late century Germany.

Example of proportional rectangles used in the mise-en-page Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Harley MS 3667, f. 8 This image identified by the The British Library, is free of known copyright restrictions

Example of proportional rectangles used in the mise-en-page Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Harley MS f. 8 This image identified by the The British Library, is free of known copyright restrictions

Example of the hand of 2 different scribes.  Insular Gospels (NLR, Lat. F.v.I.8) 8th Century England. Free of known copyright restrictions. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/09/bleskina/illustrations/illustration3.jpg

Example of the hand of 2 different scribes. Insular Gospels (NLR, Lat. F.v.I.8) 8th Century England. Free of known copyright restrictions. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/09/bleskina/illustrations/illustration3.jpg

Page from the Book of Hours of Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Bologna, c. Humanist minuscule with colored versals and decorations.

Red toe shoes & vintage lace ... serendipity

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