Rindert Jagersma

Book history
Random scenes from seventeenth century books
paysagemauvais:

Illustrations from Ulisse Aldrovandi’s “Monstrorum historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium” (Bologna, 1642) -

paysagemauvais:

Illustrations from Ulisse Aldrovandi’s “Monstrorum historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium” (Bologna, 1642) -

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muspeccoll:

6 Books that Look Like They Belong at Hogwarts: Book 2

Look at that dark black leather, the amazing engraved center plate, and those brass corners!  We’re continuing the series based on our Hogwarts mini-exhibit with a look at this Bible, printed in Basel in 1644 and bound, apparently, in 1652. 

This book seems to have been used as a family Bible in the nineteenth century.  There are inscriptions in English and German, some particularly moving.  It was donated to the Libraries by Oscar Riley.

This is a beautiful book, but it’s had a hard life.  We’ve added it to our Adopt a Book program, which allows people to make donations for the repair and preservation of rare books.  To see more photos of this book in its current state, visit the Adopt a Book website.

bookpatrol:

houghtonlib:

Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676. De la maniere de graver a l’eau forte et au burin, 1758.
Typ 715.58.230
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Working hard

bookpatrol:

houghtonlib:

Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676. De la maniere de graver a l’eau forte et au burin, 1758.

Typ 715.58.230

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Working hard

yourhost:

 ( figure cozmique from "le vray et methodiqve covrs de la physiqve resolvtive". 1657.
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yourhost:

 ( figure cozmique from "le vray et methodiqve covrs de la physiqve resolvtive". 1657.

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uispeccoll:

Today it’s all about the Yapp!  Here is a three volume set of Livy’s History of Rome printed in Amsterdam by Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios in 1664 and edited by the German scholar Johann Fredrich Gronovius.  This set is bound in vellum with lovely yapps at the foreedge.  Yapps were widely used in early modern binding.  (To see another yapp in action check out this Staxpeditions video!)

I just learned how to make a yapp at the uicb!  Here is a model I made out of department office supplies!

Cheers!

-Jillian P.

PA6452 .A2 1664

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geisterseher:

Claude Paradin, Symbola heroica m. Clavdii Paradini, Belliiocensis canonici, et d. Gabrielis Symeonis : multo, quàm antea, fidelius de gallica lingua in latinam conuersa (1600)

geisterseher:

Claude Paradin, Symbola heroica m. Clavdii Paradini, Belliiocensis canonici, et d. Gabrielis Symeonis : multo, quàm antea, fidelius de gallica lingua in latinam conuersa (1600)

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ooblium:

Illustrations from Monstorum Historia by Ulissi Aldrovandi — 1642

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