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oldbookillustrations:

What form she pleased each thing would take That e’er she did behold
Warwick Goble, from The book of fairy poetry, by Dora Owen, London, New York, 1920.
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oldbookillustrations:

What form she pleased each thing would take
That e’er she did behold

Warwick Goble, from The book of fairy poetry, by Dora Owen, London, New York, 1920.

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erikkwakkel:

A love story hidden in a hat
You are looking at a medieval book from c. 1270, but it has a most unusual shape - and a most ironic story. In fact, you are looking at fragments of a such a book, which form a research passion of mine. In the early-modern period bookbinders cut up medieval manuscripts because the handwritten objects had become old-fashioned after the invention of printing. As a result, we encounter snippets of manuscripts on the inside of bookbindings, as I explain in this blog about such beautiful destruction - a more recent discovery is presented in this blog.
Occasionally the recycled parchment sheets were used for other purposes: the pages in this image form the lining of a bishop’s mitre - onto which the cloth was subsequently pasted. What’s remarkable about the hat is not just that the poor bishop had a bunch of hidden medieval pages on his head, but that they were cut from a Norwegian translation of Old French love poetry (so-called lais). Lovers were chasing each other through dark corridors, maidens were frolicking in the fields, knights were butchering each other over nothing. All the while the oblivious bishop was performing the rites of the Holy Mass. It’s a wonderful historical clash; as well as the mother of all irony.
Pic: Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, MS AM 666 b 4to (c. 1270,  Strengleikar, Norse translation of Old French love poems). More information about this wicked item here.

erikkwakkel:

A love story hidden in a hat

You are looking at a medieval book from c. 1270, but it has a most unusual shape - and a most ironic story. In fact, you are looking at fragments of a such a book, which form a research passion of mine. In the early-modern period bookbinders cut up medieval manuscripts because the handwritten objects had become old-fashioned after the invention of printing. As a result, we encounter snippets of manuscripts on the inside of bookbindings, as I explain in this blog about such beautiful destruction - a more recent discovery is presented in this blog.

Occasionally the recycled parchment sheets were used for other purposes: the pages in this image form the lining of a bishop’s mitre - onto which the cloth was subsequently pasted. What’s remarkable about the hat is not just that the poor bishop had a bunch of hidden medieval pages on his head, but that they were cut from a Norwegian translation of Old French love poetry (so-called lais). Lovers were chasing each other through dark corridors, maidens were frolicking in the fields, knights were butchering each other over nothing. All the while the oblivious bishop was performing the rites of the Holy Mass. It’s a wonderful historical clash; as well as the mother of all irony.

Pic: Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, MS AM 666 b 4to (c. 1270,  Strengleikar, Norse translation of Old French love poems). More information about this wicked item here.

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dietkiller:

Three Layer Chocolate Rose Cake

dietkiller:

Three Layer Chocolate Rose Cake

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn - Life Magazine 1953

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn - Life Magazine 1953

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capyrancher:

Making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

Oscar Wilde (via fairytalesandfrills)

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eatsleepdraw:

paper bag bouquet by aimee bee brooks

eatsleepdraw:

paper bag bouquet by aimee bee brooks


Couple Walking on 47th Street, 1957 (via)

Couple Walking on 47th Street, 1957 (via)

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princess-steppenwolf:

My So-Called Life

princess-steppenwolf:

My So-Called Life

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