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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: Memories]

Memories

A photograph of an old leather-bound photograph album with a candle and a rose nearby. Sunlight, polished wood, and emotion. [more...] [$]

[picture: Manfredi's Book]

Manfredi’s Book

This is a close-up of the antiquarian book tableau in Alphabet Book Pile. The book in the foreground was printed in 1564, and is a legal text by Girolamo di Manfredi; there are also some more pictures and scans of Manfredi here. [more...] [$]

[picture: Geneva Bible]

Geneva Bible

A 1581 edition of the Geneva Bible; I have scanned some pages from this book here. [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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