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BLOG: BibliOdyssey

Beautiful, unusual, and compelling book images: another blog that long-ago should have hit the blogroll. Now remedied.

Beautiful Images

The Digital Scriptorium
is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing.
Just the highlights [...]

Faber and Faber Flickr Photostream

Publisher Faber & Faber have a fantastic Flickr photostream. Highlights include images of scarce catalogs and ephemera, archive and publicity shots of their authors, and a cover gallery from their 20th Century Classics series.

Permanent Ink

Nice assembly of literary-themed tattoos. [Via Bookslut].

Two New Blogs

Erik Heywood of Books At Home: A Blog About Bookshelves (I site I long-ago should have added to the blogroll) has started a new blog (which immediately hits the blogroll), Books in New York:
Books In New York is an ongoing project, working to create a visual catalog of New York City’s bookstores, libraries and book [...]

19th Century “Talking” Children’s Book

This brilliant book (I’m working on the exact title) utilizes levers, bellows, and whistles to create what surely must be one of the first children’s books to incorporate sound. The video is a little grainy, but tons of fun.
UPDATE: The book appears to be untitled, but some poking around suggests it was published by [...]

From the Superficial to the Sublime: Two Book Cover Galleries

First, a hep Flickr set of some great vintage pulp. And to mark the anniversary of one of the most prominent of the small lit mags, thirty years of Granta covers.

Biblioporn: Maastricht’s Selexyz Dominicanen

The following slide-show includes incredible images from one of the most incredible bookstores in the world. Selexyz Dominicanen sits within a renovated Dutch cathedral. Further details can be found here and here, but the pictures largely speak for themselves:
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
[Mouse-over the top of the frame to activate slide-show controls.]