Pictures of old books (page 3/4)

[picture: Bookplate]

Bookplate

An “ex libris” or bookplate from Swansea Training College, showing a castle gate with raise port-cullis, and with the motto “Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” from Chacer’s Clerk, and a Welsh motto, maybe [...] [more...]

[picture: He was taking notes until he died]

He was taking notes until he died

A relief pen (an old-fashioned dip-pen for writing), with a steel nib and an ivory handle, lies on an open book; a written manuscript lies below. Leather-bound books litter the oaken desk. [more...]

[picture: Against the Light]

Against the Light

A pile of dictionaries on a table near a whitewashed wall. [more...]

[picture: Alphabet Book Pile]

Alphabet Book Pile

Several antique books of alphabets all open in a pile: [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: Green and Gold books on polished wood]

Green and Gold books on polished wood

A row of old books, green, with gold decoration and lettering on their spines, arranged in a row on the top of a polished wooden surface.

[picture: Out of Sorts - Pieces of Type]

Out of Sorts - Pieces of Type

These pieces of lead type (actually the metal is a lead-based alloy) were cast for me on a Monotype machine; they print less-than and greater-than signs. The slot helps the Monotype machine to set the type, but it also helps a hand compositor because when the type is held in the composing stick in the hand the slots all line up [...] [more...]

[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: 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: 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 www.fromoldbooks.org. 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...]


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