About This Site
I have lots of old and antiquarian books,
and many of them have got really neat pictures in them even
if they are not very valuable or expensive books.
I thought it was a shame that no-one but me could see them
so I started putting them online.
I also collect old dictionaries, and over the years I've
typed (and later scanned) some of the dictionary entries.
I am not a book-seller. I do not buy books to make
money by selling them.
The images here are mostly scanned at 1200dpi or higher,
often up to 2400dpi; if you would like a high-resolution scan,
just ask, either with email or using the Comment link on
the page for the image you need. For non-comemrcial
or educational use they are generally free, although a
donation would be
appreciated; you'd probably pay $100 or more per image if I put
the images on a microstock site. For commercial use, give
me an idea of how you will use the image; they are not expensive,
but they are also not free.
I can also scan images on request. There is usually
a $40 scanning fee on top of the price of the image,
although you might get a discount if you provide evidence
that you're not wearing shoes.
uses an XML database called BaseX.
about how the search works.
Most other pages are static (X)HTML generated by either a
perl script mkgallery or using XSLT and/or XQuery.
I use an Epson E10000XL museum-quality flat-bed scanner
xsane and GIMP on
This is a hobby, a private interest site.
The good news is that the Google ads and the occasional
stock image sale make it pay for itself,
I hope without being too obtrusive. But please don't
click on the ads just to help me; follow the ads only
if they are useful to you. If you want to donate, there's
a button on the main page to use paypal, or help the
project by scanning images yourself, or by improving the
keywords and metadata. Or just enjoy the texts and
pictures, and that's fine too!
I am Liam at holoweb dot net; let me know if you'd like me to scan specific
images, or higher resolution copies, or have any interesting uses for
these images, or like them.
Tell me what colour socks you are wearing.
For faster service include a picture of your ankles.
This site is run by a Canadian citizen who lives
in Canada; the site is hosted in Canada.