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a choir book from the 16th century | Choir books needed to be big because they were used by a half circle of singers gathered around it in a church setting.

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Biggest books in the world. One is a choir book from the C. While they are rare, such large specimens do represent a tradition. Choir books needed to be big because they were used by a half circle of singers gathered around it.

The Wellcome Library has acquired a 15th century manuscript with fold-out illustrations relating to astrology and medicine. Previously unknown to scholars, it turns out to have been owned by eccentric English poet Edith Sitwell.

The Wellcome Library has acquired a century manuscript with fold-out illustrations relating to astrology and medicine. Previously unknown to scholars, it turns out to have been owned by eccentric English poet Edith Sitwell.

REGINA CAELI LAETARE, Antifona gregoriana, Schola Gregoriana Mediolanensis, direttore Giovanni Vianini, Milano, Italia

REGINA CAELI LAETARE, Antifona gregoriana, Schola Gregoriana Mediolanensis, direttore Giovanni Vianini, Milano, Italia

Leakey’s Bookshop, Church Street, Inverness, UK. It's Scotland’s largest secondhand bookshop and it's been housed for the last 20 years in the old Gaelic Church (1793)

Leakey’s Bookshop and Café - Inverness

Leakey’s Bookshop, Church Street, Inverness, UK. It's Scotland’s largest secondhand bookshop and it's been housed for the last 20 years in the old Gaelic Church

Western Dominican Vocations     The cantors chant the antiphons and psalms from the Dominican Graduale.

Western Dominican Vocations The cantors chant the antiphons and psalms from the Dominican Graduale.

Medieval book made of fish skin

erikkwakkel: “Medieval book made of fish skin Here’s something special. You are looking at a handsome Arabic manuscript - a Kuran - with a most peculiar shape: the pages are round and.

John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/library?before=1316121786

"Reader In The John Rylands Library, Manchester UK" by Hotpix UK Tony Smith--OOh!

National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia

The National Library (Russian Российская национальная библиотека) of in St. Petersburg is not only the oldest public library in the nation, but also the first national library in the country.

The Little Prince as a Pop-Up Book | Brain Pickings

The Little Prince as a Pop-Up Book

The Little Prince as a Pop-Up Book | Brain Pickings

Interrupted. Harry Brooker (English, 1848-1940). Oil on canvas.  Brooker’s paintings of interior scenes reveal the warmth and humour of Victorian domestic life, and he is particularly known for his...

Harry Brooker (English, Oil on canvas. Brooker’s paintings of interior scenes reveal the warmth and humour of Victorian domestic life, and he is particularly known for his.

KN-C26715. President John F. Kennedy Receives U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report, "Freedom to the Free" - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

President John F. Kennedy Receives U. Commission on Civil Rights Report, "Freedom to the Free" - John F.

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