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Il Bramino dell'Assam, 1911   Copertina di Gennaro Amato / (The Brahmins of Assam, 1911-Cover of Gennaro Amato)

Il Bramino dell'Assam, 1911 Copertina di Gennaro Amato / (The Brahmins of Assam, of Gennaro Amato)

Dr Grimshawe's Secret....Nathaniel Hawthorne 1889

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1889 Dr. Grimshawe's Secret antique book decorative binding

For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts.  Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore.  Above are images from two randomly selected manuscripts, both from the mid-1600s.  Look closely, and you might get some pointers on how to prevent bed…

“ For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts.

Kidnapped by Cannibals by Gordon Stables published in London by Blackie and Son Limited no date. Reprint c1908 - Beautiful Antique Books

Kidnapped by Cannibals by Gordon Stables published in London by Blackie and Son Limited no date.

La rivincita di Yanez- Emilio Salgari | Bookblog

La rivincita di Yanez- Emilio Salgari | Bookblog

1883 Afternoon Tea from   McLoughlin Bros.

artwork of girl holding tea tray and Chinese blue willow pattern plate, USA

Una sfida al Polo, pubblicato dall’editore Bemporad di Firenze nel 1909

Una sfida al Polo, pubblicato dall’editore Bemporad di Firenze nel 1909

The pioneer boys of the Ohio: or, Clearing the Wilderness by Harrison Adams (Boston: The Page Company, 1925). Decorative cover and illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932)

The pioneer boys of the Ohio: or, Clearing the Wilderness by Harrison Adams (Boston: The Page Company, Decorative cover and illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull

DANTE PURGATORY & PARADISE Antique ILLUSTRATED FOLIO Divine Comedy GUSTAVE DORE

A list of 100 books every man should read. It centers not on sheer enjoyment (though you'll find that too), but on the books that expand mind and soul.

La caduta di un impero, 1911   Copertina di Gennaro Amato / (The fall of an empire, 1911-Cover of Gennaro Amato)

La caduta di un impero, 1911 Copertina di Gennaro Amato / (The fall of an empire, 1911-Cover of Gennaro Amato)

La Rosa del Dong Giang, s.d. (anni '20)  Copertina di Carlo Romanelli

La Rosa del Dong Giang, s.d. (anni '20) Copertina di Carlo Romanelli

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