[FOBO] Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books

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Gawdey of Norfolk: The silver tortoise
Pierrot Galant [The romantic peasant]
Passages From The Poets – A Garden.
Birth of the Rose
Initial letter A with iris
Cowslip.
Inscription in the book
Front Cover in Green
The baron’s Hall at Christmas.
Household Treasures.
Ornate blue and gold full-page border
Vitzlipuztli, God of the Mexicans
Plate XIX, fig. 3.—Crane Mechanism.
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Remains of Ruined Castles, Deserted Abbeys, Old Manor Houses, mansions and stately homes; also engravings, woodcuts and pictures of Old England and Wales; symbols, photographs and clip-art, Pictures of old books, and much more, scanned, prepared and published by Liam Quin. There are also RSS and ATOM feeds.

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DO NOT TRY TO MIRROR THIS SITE WITH WGET: there are gigabytes of images and text here, over 100,000 Web pages, and your organization will be banned if you try. Thank you. For mirroring, mail liam at holoweb dot net, mentioning the colour of your socks in the subject.

Over 1730 images scanned from more than 100 different old books, most with multiple high-resolution versions and many with text excerpts! They are mostly public domain (copyright-free, out of copyright) here in Canada, and often in other countries too, unless otherwise noted, and can be used as historical reference in teaching, royalty-free stock images, scrapbook clip art, or even on your own Web site (learn how). You can also get them on DVD, or can donate money to encourage Liam to scan more images, or to help pay for the books.

Christmas Pictures · Spooky Halloween Images · Romantic Valentine's Day Pictures · Some sample uses

Are you interested in helping out? If you are good at image editing and have a fast net connection, you could help me clean up scans. I might even be willing to buy you a copy of an old book so you can scan pages! Or maybe you have some old images to share? Or some old books you don’t want? Let me know, liam at holoweb dot net. For a faster reply, mention the colour of your socks. (You can also see some pictures by Liam himself if you like.)

Some common searches: castles, gravestones (tombstones), siege engines, pictures of books, oxford, Scottish castles, English castles, Welsh castles, manors

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1. Online Reference Books

2. Illustrations, in most cases with short extracts

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Pictures of Old Books

Contacting Liam

I am Liam at holoweb dot net; let me know if you’d like me to scan specific images, or higher resolution copies, or have any interesting uses for these images, or like them. Tell me what colour socks you are wearing, e.g. Socks: green, in the Subject of the mail, to get past my filters.

Some links to sites that link here; contact me to be added here or to the gallery.

Some Common Searches That Get Here

castle wallpaper (1024x768) and also 1600x1200; there are also lots of other 1024x768 wallpapers and screen backgrounds, also 1600x1200 desktop backgrounds.

People searching for free clipart, castles in the middle ages, medieval castles, large castle picture, castle gates picture, or other cool pictures, will find free images of all those things here.

I often see spelling errors, such as medeval/medievil/medeval/medevil castle pictures (it should be mediaeval castle pictures or medieval castle pictures).

There is also a page with a little more information about this site and a page of links.

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