"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle
Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells
148. Spratt (G.) Obstetric Tables, first edition, 12 lithographed plates, many with sectional overlays or moving parts, some staining affecting inner & top margins, modern cloth with morocco spine label, 4to, 1833.
Renowned as the only English book on midwifery to be illustrated in this novel and useful way.
Rare Medical Texts. Transferring from Rush University to University of Chicago.
That 3rd image is just odd…
Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion by the Army Medical Museum on display in exhibit on images in books, “Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration” by Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Large, heavy tomes with medical illustrations = fun. From mgrhode1 on flickr via bottledmonsters.blogspot.com.