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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: 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: Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula]

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Atlas open to what looks like a redrawing of Frederik de Wit’s “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula” of 1670. The map measures over four feet on a side (1.2 x [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Pictures of old books: Two shelves of antiquarian books]

Pictures of old books: Two shelves of antiquarian books

A photograph my partner took of two shelves of old and antique books in my study; it gives a good view of the book spines. [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...] [$]


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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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