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jessihardesty:

 (at John K. King Books)

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hedendom:

Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’)

The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts.

It is known to have once been owned by Icelandic Bishop Hannes Finnson who was alive from 1739 until 1796 and known for having a vast library containing many volumes of magic related texts and manuscripts.

Full manuscript here.

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A public library can mean different things to different people. For me, the library offers our best example of the public commons. For many, the library upholds the nineteenth-century belief that the future of democracy is contingent upon an educated citizenry. For others, the library simply means free access to the Internet, or a warm place to take shelter, a chance for an education, or the endless possibilities that jump to life in your imagination the moment you open the cover of a book.  -  Robert Dawson

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Harwich, The Low Lighthouse and Beacon Hill (detail); by John Constable

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the-garden-of-delights:

"Dame ‘Alice’ Ellen Terry" (also known as "Choosing") by George Frederick Watts (1817-1904).

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the-garden-of-delights:

"Portrait of Madame de Pompadour" (1763-1764) (detail) by François-Hubert Drouais (1727-1775).

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irinaivanov:

Hieronymus Bosch, detail The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1510

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laclefdescoeurs:

Procesión de Semana Santa en la Calle Mateos Gago, Sevilla, 1896, Manuel García Rodríguez

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