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[picture: Dumbledore's Wizarding Spell-book]

Here are some public domain pctures of old books. You can do whatever you like with these, although you shouldn’t say that you made them! I (Liam R E Quin) do retain the moral right to be identified as author/creator. The one with the shelf visible was taken by my partner, who also explicitly assigned copyright to the public domain.

There are some more pictures from old books taken from an old book, too.

There’s something about leather-bound books; a lot of people collect leather books. For my own part I’m more interested in what’s inside the book than the fine bindings, but since some of these antiquarian books still look rather pretty, I thought I’d share some pictures!

Title: Pictures of old books

Author: Quin, Liam

City: Toronto

Date: 2003

Total items: 33

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

Some sample images

[picture: Codices by paintsmudger]

Codices by paintsmudger

paintsmudger on DeviantArt painted a picture based on one of Liam Quin’s photograph. This is a copyright work of art [more...] [$]

[picture: Pictures of old books: Two shelves of antiquarian books]

Pictures of old books: Two shelves of antiquarian books

A photograph my partner took of two shelves of old and antique books in my study; it gives a good view of the book spines. [more...] [$]

[picture: Stack of old books, dark background]

Stack of old books, dark background

A stack of mostly leather-bound antique books. Old books. Antiquarian books. Dusty books. A pile of vintage books! These are some of the books whose images (and in some cases text) you will find on www.fromoldbooks.org. This pile of books has a black background; there is also a pile of books with a white background. [more...] [$]

[picture: 1581 Psalter with Rose]

1581 Psalter with Rose

Warm sunlight streams down on this ancient prayer book, bible and psalter, open to the Lord’s Prayer set to music. A rose lies on the open book. [more...] [$]

[picture: Withered Love (clinical version)]

Withered Love (clinical version)

An old astrology book lies open, but on the open page is a withered rose. Love has faded. [more...] [$]


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Here are some public domain pctures of old books. You can do whatever you like with these, although you shouldn’t say that you made them! I (Liam R E Quin) do retain the moral right to be identified as author/creator. The one with the shelf visible was taken by my partner, who also explicitly assigned copyright to the public domain.

There are some more pictures from old books taken from an old book, too.

There’s something about leather-bound books; a lot of people collect leather books. For my own part I’m more interested in what’s inside the book than the fine bindings, but since some of these antiquarian books still look rather pretty, I thought I’d share some pictures!


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