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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: 1581 Psalter with Rose]

1581 Psalter with Rose

Warm sunlight streams down on this ancient prayer book, bible and psalter, open to the Lord’s Prayer set to music. A rose lies on the open book. [more...] [$]

[picture: Against the Light]

Against the Light

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

[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: 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: Antique Books: Woodward]

Antique Books: Woodward

Woodward’s History of Wales is shown open to the title page. It’s propped up by an old Latin-English dictionary. [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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