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Historians believe that monks in Italy made the first form of glasses as early as in the 1200's. Lenses were set into bone, metal or leather like two small magnifying glasses with inverted V shaped handles that could be balanced on the bridge of the nose.
Detail of an apostle wearing eyeglasses in the Wildunger Altar by Conrad von Soest, 1403
Experimental Wifery’s Guide to the 100 Books Every Woman Should Read
[Bearded Man with Magnifying Glass Examining a Manuscript] 1870's. Antoine-Samuel Adam-Salomon
Reading is Fundamental, 8x10 inch Print. $ 15.00, via Etsy.
the book lover [Artist Unknown] posted by Alexis Orloff via flickr. Reader, Young Man, Book Stack, Parrot. Vintage Illustration.
Hello, all pinners...the new theme is ♥BOKEH BOOKWORM♥ and you may add books, libraries, readers, shelves, anything to do with the fine art of reading. Thanks for your terrific group shares on the Cozy Cuppas and Cold Beverages theme!!
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I love everything about this. Why cant I find locations like that in Havelock'? Oh...Havelock.
Langer & Pommerreinig, Praha - Reading Beauty by josefnovak33, via Flickr
This will be how I die. Buried under a pile of fallen books. When I'm 110.
Book & Beach - (CC)Trent Strohm - www.flickr.com/...
Readings onetime things get so intense you want to have nothing come between the words and your eyes!!