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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: Bookplate, return this book]

Bookplate, return this book

Beneath the main ex libris or bookplate is pasted a note: [more...] [$]

[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: Victorian book with border, open, from above]

Victorian book with border, open, from above

I took a photograph of this Victorian book (1860) looking almost straight down from above; I have taken away the background, but kept the shadows. You could easily remove the text from th [...]here together with some of the Victorian borders and mediaeval initials therein. [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: Open Book with Victorian Border and Blank Page]

Open Book with Victorian Border and Blank Page

A Victorian picture-book open to a page with a red floral border on old yellow paper; I have blanked out the text on the page so that you can put your own text in there. (Hint: GIMP users can use the Perspetive Tool, e.g. in "reverse corrective mode", to make [...] [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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