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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: Holy Bible, 1875 edition (black background)]

Holy Bible, 1875 edition (black background)

A version of the Bible photograph with a plain black background. If you use this as a stock, remember to link back and to give credit. [more...] [$]

[picture: Holman's Holy Bible, 1875 edition]

Holman’s Holy Bible, 1875 edition

This huge American family Bible was published by Holman of Philadelphia in 1875; there’s a lot of reference material and illustrations including many by [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Alphabet Book Pile]

Alphabet Book Pile

Several antique books of alphabets all open in a pile: [more...] [$]

[picture: Pillar]

Pillar

A candle in its holder rests on top of an old book, standing atop a decorative wooden pillar. [more...] [$]

[picture: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula]

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Atlas open to what looks like a redrawing of Frederik de Wit’s “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula” of 1670. The map measures over four feet on a side (1.2 x [...] [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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