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Six books, one binding
Here’s something special. You may remember a blog I posted about dos-à-dos (or “back-to-back”) books. These are very special objects consisting of usually two books, which were bound together at their, well, backs. When you were done with the one book, you would flip the object and read the other. The dos-à-dos book you see here is even more special. Not only is it a rather old one (it was bound in the late 16th century), but it contains not two but six books, all neatly hidden inside a single binding (see this motionless pic to admire it). They are all devotional texts printed in Germany during the 1550s and 1570s (including Martin Luther, Der kleine Catechismus) and each one is closed with its own tiny clasp. While it may have been difficult to keep track of a particular text’s location, a book you can open in six different ways is quite the display of craftsmanship.
Pic: Stockholm, Royal Library. See the full image gallery here.

    erikkwakkel:

    Six books, one binding

    Here’s something special. You may remember a blog I posted about dos-à-dos (or “back-to-back”) books. These are very special objects consisting of usually two books, which were bound together at their, well, backs. When you were done with the one book, you would flip the object and read the other. The dos-à-dos book you see here is even more special. Not only is it a rather old one (it was bound in the late 16th century), but it contains not two but six books, all neatly hidden inside a single binding (see this motionless pic to admire it). They are all devotional texts printed in Germany during the 1550s and 1570s (including Martin Luther, Der kleine Catechismus) and each one is closed with its own tiny clasp. While it may have been difficult to keep track of a particular text’s location, a book you can open in six different ways is quite the display of craftsmanship.

    Pic: Stockholm, Royal Library. See the full image gallery here.

    — 8 months ago with 5107 notes
    #books  #binding 
    Cyrano de Bergerac, Selenarhia, or, The government of the world in the moon (London: 1659). From the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

    Cyrano de Bergerac, Selenarhia, or, The government of the world in the moon (London: 1659). From the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

    — 12 months ago with 11 notes
    #books  #illustrations  #moon  #astronomy 
    Silver engraved binding with spider in web, used probably for a calendar or diary. Buy it for me here.

    Silver engraved binding with spider in web, used probably for a calendar or diary. Buy it for me here.

    — 1 year ago
    #fine binding  #books  #silver 
    Hiding your liquor since the 18th century, going under the hammer at Henri Godts, 8 October 2013.

    Hiding your liquor since the 18th century, going under the hammer at Henri Godts, 8 October 2013.

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #books  #booze 
    "The Management of Bees. With a Description of the Ladies’ Safety Hive"cc: @beesinthecity
(London: Samuel Bagster and William Pickering, 1824)

    "The Management of Bees. With a Description of the Ladies’ Safety Hive"cc: @beesinthecity

    (London: Samuel Bagster and William Pickering, 1824)

    — 1 year ago with 201 notes
    #bees  #beekeeping  #books 
    Sphaera Mundi writing paper, just print and doodle! Made from the title page of Hyginus’ Poeticon Astronomicon (Pavia, 1513 ed.)

    Sphaera Mundi writing paper, just print and doodle! Made from the title page of Hyginus’ Poeticon Astronomicon (Pavia, 1513 ed.)

    — 1 year ago with 5 notes
    #hyginus  #astronomy  #books  #writing 
    Caterpillars in the margins. Thomas Moffat’s completion of Conrad Gesner’s Theatre of Insects (1634) online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

    Caterpillars in the margins. Thomas Moffat’s completion of Conrad Gesner’s Theatre of Insects (1634) online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #bugs  #books  #biodiversity 
    Music for dancing the tarantula’s deadly venom out of yr system.
Michael Bernhard Valentini’s Museum Museorum (Frankfurt, 1714), via the Internet Archive.

    Music for dancing the tarantula’s deadly venom out of yr system.

    Michael Bernhard Valentini’s Museum Museorum (Frankfurt, 1714), via the Internet Archive.

    — 1 year ago with 37 notes
    #books  #music  #curiosities  #spiders  #tarantella 
    Unicorn Versus Narwhal
Michael Bernhard Valentini’s Museum Museorum (Frankfurt, 1714), via the Internet Archive.

    Unicorn Versus Narwhal

    Michael Bernhard Valentini’s Museum Museorum (Frankfurt, 1714), via the Internet Archive.

    — 1 year ago with 25 notes
    #unicorn  #narwhal  #books  #curiosities 
    Procession of Monstrous Figures at the Met. Wendel Dietterlin the Younger (c. 1614-69)

    Procession of Monstrous Figures at the Met. Wendel Dietterlin the Younger (c. 1614-69)

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #books  #engravings  #monstrosities 

    Candidate for top useless Google book: Joseph Furttenbach’s Meschanische Reissladen (Augsburg, 1644) about the use, storage, and care of drafting instruments, all of the illustrations of which are on folding plates that remain folded. Below you can just look at what you’re missing! (Yes there are some books you read primarily for the pictures.)

    — 1 year ago with 49 notes
    #books  #google books  #folding plate nightmare 
    Design idea for storing your curiosities.
Paul Contant’s Cabinet, from Les oeuvres de Jacques et Paul Contant père et fils…, (Poitiers, Julian Thoreau & la vefve d’Antoine Mesnier, 1628)

    Design idea for storing your curiosities.

    Paul Contant’s Cabinet, from Les oeuvres de Jacques et Paul Contant père et fils…, (Poitiers, Julian Thoreau & la vefve d’Antoine Mesnier, 1628)

    — 1 year ago with 14 notes
    #books  #wunderkammern  #curiosities  #cabinet  #furniture