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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: Old Books 2: Chambaud]

Old Books 2: Chambaud

Chambaud’s Dictionary. Some old leather-bound antique books on a black background. They have a reddish tint, deliberately, but you might want to use [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Bookplate: W. T. R. Powell]

Bookplate: W. T. R. Powell

The armorial crest for the Powell family of Nanteos in Wales, pasted inside my copy of “Johnson’s Dictionary” (an 1837 edition, not in itself particularly valuable). The motto is inter hanstas et hostes, which is, Betwixt spears and enemies. The owner was William Thomas-Rowland Powell, of Nant-Eos. The crest is a talbot’s head, collared, and the inner arms are for Powell. [more...] [$]

[picture: Withered Love (clinical version)]

Withered Love (clinical version)

An old astrology book lies open, but on the open page is a withered rose. Love has faded. [more...] [$]

[picture: Old Books 3: Chambaud Close-up]

Old Books 3: Chambaud Close-up

Chambaud’s Dictionary, close-up view showing the leather binding and the gold leaf used for the lettering on the spine. [$]


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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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