Rindert Jagersma

Book history
Random scenes from seventeenth century books

ooblium:

Illustrations from Monstorum Historia by Ulissi Aldrovandi — 1642

(via innercurtain)

toledeol:

Aylett Sammes, Brittannia Antiqua Illustrata, 1676

toledeol:

Aylett Sammes, Brittannia Antiqua Illustrata, 1676

paysagemauvais:

Christ in Limbo, detail. From the Passion of Christ - Martin Schongauer  1470-1482 engraving  163 x 114 mm

paysagemauvais:

Christ in Limbo, detail. From the Passion of Christ - Martin Schongauer
1470-1482
engraving
163 x 114 mm

(via innercurtain)

houghtonlib:

Wenceslaus Hollar, “Cia or Te Herbe” from Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672.An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, 1669.
*EC65.Og454.669e
Houghton Library, Harvard University
One of the earliest Western depictions of tea. There is an 18th century tea caddy at the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge decorated with this image.

houghtonlib:

Wenceslaus Hollar, “Cia or Te Herbe” from Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672.
An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperour of China, 1669.

*EC65.Og454.669e

Houghton Library, Harvard University

One of the earliest Western depictions of tea. There is an 18th century tea caddy at the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge decorated with this image.

bookpatrol:

Ah, the famous 18th century book wheel -
Round and round it goes where it stops only you know

geisterseher:

Nicolas Grollier de Servière, Recueil d’ouvrages curieux de mathématique et de mécanique, ou Description du cabinet de M. Grollier de Servière, avec des figures en taille-douce (1719)

bookpatrol:

Ah, the famous 18th century book wheel -

Round and round it goes where it stops only you know

geisterseher:

Nicolas Grollier de Servière, Recueil d’ouvrages curieux de mathématique et de mécanique, ou Description du cabinet de M. Grollier de Servière, avec des figures en taille-douce (1719)

(Source: bnf.fr)

erikkwakkel:

Fat volume

Composite books are objects that unite several books, usually because readers anticipated they would consult them at the same time. Textbooks used by students, both those in medieval and early-modern times, may hold four of five bound-together individual books. The fat volume seen here is a rarity because it presents no less than thirty individual books fitted in a single binding. They are German almanacs from the 17th century, held together by a plain paper wrapper which is stretched to the limit. Almanacs had a short half-life because the information they presented - rising and setting of sun and moon, hours of full tides, eclipses, church festivals - was time sensitive. You would normally throw the cheap productions out when their time had come. Not these, though. For some reason the reader who owned them decided to unite them into one hefty volume - creating a book that was nearly impossible to handle.

Pic: Yale, Beinecke Library, Call number 2010 300. This is where I got the images from, and here is the full contents of the book.