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I snagged these fabulously disturbing (or disturbingly fabulous?) pictures and the book description from Public Domain Review here.

“Images from Ophthalmodouleia: Das ist, Augendienst, the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery, published in 1583 by German physician Georg Bartisch (1535–1607), considered by many to be the “father of modern ophthalmology”. 39 more words


Book Love, Italiano

Thankfully this bookshop in Florence was closed when Daughter and I stumbled upon it this summer, or I may have ended up facing the dilemma of carrying several fragile books back to the U.S. 165 more words


Antique Books and Coffee

In recent years, I have started collecting antique books. My newest additions (pictured above) are Adventures of Sherlock Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (copyright 1892), … 97 more words


The History of the Boston Theater by Eugene Tompkins compiled with the assistance of Quincy Kilby 1854-1901 by

Hello! Just wanted to share this very interesting book. It is about The History of the Boston Theater from 1854-1901 by Eugene Tompkins compiled with the assistance of Quincy Kilby. 97 more words


Old Book Exploration: The Devil's Bible

Myths often surround old books. The Codex Gigas (otherwise known as the Giant Book or the Devil’s Bible) is one such manuscript, and the tale that surrounds it is a dark one. 514 more words


Sam’s Mission: A Story of Jubilee Year, by Beatrice Marshall

This lovely little children’s book published in 1892 is set in Long Leatham, England, at the time of Jubilee Day, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne. 605 more words

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