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marcuscrassus: Gerard David - The Virgin among the Virgins (1509), detail

Elizabeth Shippen Green 1903 illustration from Harper's Monthly

Mireille Havet (1898, Médan, Yvelines - 1932) was a French poet, diarist, novelist, and lyricist. She wrote lyrics for songs composed by John Alden Carpenter and intended for Éva Gauthier. She wrote a novel, Carnaval, published in 1923. She was friends with Jean Cocteau and Colette, who referred to her as “la petite poyétesse”. Her diary, which she kept from 1913 to 1929, was only found again in 1995, and published in 2003.

The Chansonnier Cordiforme (1470s) or Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu is a cordiform (heart-shaped) music manuscript. Manuscript on parchment. Opens into a butterfly composed of the hearts of the two lovers who send love messages to one another in each one of the songs. The songs in French and Italian, written for different voices, are the work of some of the finest medieval composers. When the word “heart” appears in the texts, it is represented by a delicate pictogram.

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The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures, satin endpapers, by Fazakerley, edges gilt and gauffered, with fore-edge painting of Jesus based on William Holman Hunt’s painting “The Light of the World,” 1854.

The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed... — Houghton Library

Grail-Chalice of wisdom and beauty painted upon book spines in Leigh J McCloskey's 3D painted studio library & wonder study, The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul

Gilt decorated book cover

'The Bird' by Jules Michelet. T. Nelson & Sons; London, 1869

The book is a summary of the theories of the medieval philosopher and theologian William of Ockham. Heidi: Gift Edition (9781470129279): Johanna Spyri, Maria L. Kirk, Elisabeth P. Stork, A.M. Ph.D., Charles Wharton Stork: Books

Sylvia Plath (Oct 27, 1932–Feb 11, 1963), American poet, novelist, short story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. She married poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they had two children, Frieda and Nicholas.

Anaïs Nin operating a handpress in her Macdougal Street studio.

Marilyn Monroe She looks like she's curled up in a corner to journal. What an interesting read that would have been!

I love anything vintage especially anything that looks like art deco, art noveau, or 30's-50's era's and am always on the lookout for pics, craft cd's, books, mags and stuff to use in my crafting from those era's. I think we have lost in this day and age, a little of the glamour, the mystique, the sheer elegance and innocence of those era's and would've loved to have lived back then.

1926 Margaret Evans Price ~ 'Enchantment Tales for Children'

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Tennyson's Guinevere | Florence Harrison Cover Art

Decorative cover of ‘Guinevere’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Illustrated by Byam Shaw.

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Owl journal. So beautiful. I'm not sure if I'd be able to write in it.