Pictures of old books (page 1/4)

[picture: Dumbledore's Wizarding Spell-book]

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.

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[picture: Stack of old books, light background]

Stack of old books, light background

A stack of mostly leather-bound antique books. Old books. Antiquarian books. Dusty books. Vintage books in a pile! These are some of the books whose images (and in some cases text) you will find on The books were photographed against a white background; there is also a pile of books with a dark 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...]

[picture: Antique Books: Grose]

Antique Books: Grose

Various antiquarian books, including Francis Grose’s Antiquities; this is one of the most popular images. If you want to use it, please copy it and host it on your own site. It’d be nice if you linked back to here, though. I still have the original image from the camera, if you want to [...] [more...]

[picture: Dumbledore's Wizarding Spell-book]

Dumbledore’s Wizarding Spell-book

This atlas, shown here closed and sitting on a table, is much larger than it appears: it weighs fifty pounds! It is bound in full leather with brass to protct [...] [more...]

[picture: Withered Love (romantic version)]

Withered Love (romantic 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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