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Bride by khallion.deviantart.com - Princess Bride fanart, art nouveau, based on Alfons Mucha. (Links to actual source on artist's deviantart gallery.)

Bride by khallion.deviantart.com - Princess Bride fanart, art nouveau, based on Alfons Mucha. (Links to actual source on artist's deviantart gallery.)

Manuscript - Constantinople / between 1403-1405. Binding: Paris, circa 1360 and end of the 14th, rebuilt in the 17th century. Offered by the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus to the abbey of Saint-Denis

Manuscript - Constantinople / between 1403-1405. Binding: Paris, circa 1360 and end of the 14th, rebuilt in the 17th century. Offered by the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus to the abbey of Saint-Denis

Thomas à Kempis (1379/1380–1471). Opera. Nuremberg, 1494. With St. Albertus Magnus. Compendium theologice veritatis. Strasbourg, 1489. Folger Shakespeare Library. "Bound in a German chained binding, c. 1495, of alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards with blind decoration and adorned with brass corner bosses, title plaque, clasps, and several links of iron chain... Upper cover decorated... with tendrils; lower cover central panel divided in 12 lozenges with a fleur-de-lys stamped in the…

Thomas à Kempis (1379/1380–1471). Opera. Nuremberg, 1494. With St. Albertus Magnus. Compendium theologice veritatis. Strasbourg, 1489. Folger Shakespeare Library. "Bound in a German chained binding, c. 1495, of alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards with blind decoration and adorned with brass corner bosses, title plaque, clasps, and several links of iron chain... Upper cover decorated... with tendrils; lower cover central panel divided in 12 lozenges with a fleur-de-lys stamped in the…

(via HEIRLOOM & ANTIQUE / The Vienna Coronation Gospels represent one of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages and a major w...

(via HEIRLOOM & ANTIQUE / The Vienna Coronation Gospels represent one of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages and a major w...

16th cFrench cypher machine in the shape of a book, from the collection of the Château d'Écouen

16th cFrench cypher machine in the shape of a book, from the collection of the Château d'Écouen

The Getty Museum -- 6 minute video describing parchment, quills, and the making of illuminated manuscripts.  Excellent introduction to the history of manuscripts.

The Getty Museum -- 6 minute video describing parchment, quills, and the making of illuminated manuscripts. Excellent introduction to the history of manuscripts.

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