La Civilizacion (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front cover for the history of civilization]

Pictures from La Civilizacion en sus manifesticiones artísticas, científicas y literarias en todo el mundo, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días, which in English is, Civilization in its artistic manifestations, scientific and literary works around the world, from the most remote times to the present day, by Dom Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés (1831–?); Barcelona, Mir, Tarradas, Comas y CA—Editores, 7, Plaza de la Universidad, 7 (1881).

I bought this at a bookshop in Seville (Feria 26), Libreria Baena.

Title: La Civilizacion

Author: Casabó Y Pagés, Pelegrín

City: Barcelona

Date: 1881

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Courtyard of an Egyptian House]

Courtyard of an Egyptian House

This could almost be the atrium of a modern hotel, but it’s a drawing (speculatively, presumably) of an ancient Egyptian house built to surround a central courtyard that seems perhaps to have a glass roof. There are square pillars holding up the second floor and there’s a group of palm trees in the middle surrounding a statue. A barefoot man wearing [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate Early Victorian full-page Geometric Border]

Ornate Early Victorian full-page Geometric Border

This geometric full-page border includes stylized acanthus leaves and knotwork in blackand orange. It came from the front cover of the book. The outer back border is a typographic ornament repeated. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ashurbanipal sacrificing the lions he has killed]

Ashurbanipal sacrificing the lions he has killed

King Ashurbanipal ruled over what was then the largest empire the world had ever seen, now called the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The empire lasted for around three hundred years (911 – 612 BCE). [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial letter L for drop cap, with squiggle]

Initial letter L for drop cap, with squiggle

This capital L was used as a decorative initial (dropped capital) at the start of a chapter. The mix of geometric patterns and stylized vines is very characteristic of the period; the wiggly line sticking out to the right of the initial seems very Spanish and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front cover for the history of civilization]

Front cover for the history of civilization

Black printing with inlaid gold make this large red book cover look very strong. It would be great for a restaurant menu! [more...] [$]


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Pictures from La Civilizacion en sus manifesticiones artísticas, científicas y literarias en todo el mundo, desde los tiempos más remotos hasta nuestros días, which in English is, Civilization in its artistic manifestations, scientific and literary works around the world, from the most remote times to the present day, by Dom Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés (1831–?); Barcelona, Mir, Tarradas, Comas y CA—Editores, 7, Plaza de la Universidad, 7 (1881).

I bought this at a bookshop in Seville (Feria 26), Libreria Baena.


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