The Cynic’s Calendar (page 1/2)

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Pictures, text and page images from “The Entirely New Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom, 1905” by Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford and Addison Miznerr. I bought my copy of this little book in Olivia’s Books in Picton, Ontario. It is out of copyright.

Title: The Cynic’s Calendar

Author: Mumford, Ethel Watts, Herford, Oliver and Mizner, Addison

Published by: Paul Elder and Company

City: San Francisco

Date: 1905

Total items: 10

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: Frontispiece: Jester and Monk]

Frontispiece: Jester and Monk

A woman in a red jester’s outfit, including a jester’s hat with bells, and a black-robed monk wearing sandals, and with a black hood, hold hands as if preparing to dance. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Well of Knowledge]

The Well of Knowledge

The jester leads the donkey (or mule) to the well of knowedge (written, quaintly, “Knowledge. HerWelle”) but, stubbronly, the mule refuses to drink. The mule is [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Page detail: Art Neuveau Cartouche]

Page detail: Art Neuveau Cartouche

The encyclopedia of the book says that a cartouche is [more...] [$]

[picture: Snake and Owl Border.]

Snake and Owl Border.

This border in red, featuring a snake and an owl with an outstretched wing, was around the word “Memorandum” but it could equally well do for an owl-deliverd Slytherin message in a Harry Potter film! [more...] [$]

[picture: 1.---January Week 1]

1.—January Week 1

Tell the truth and
shame the—family. [more...] [$]


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Pictures, text and page images from “The Entirely New Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom, 1905” by Ethel Watts Mumford, Oliver Herford and Addison Miznerr. I bought my copy of this little book in Olivia’s Books in Picton, Ontario. It is out of copyright.


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