Bibliodeviancy

London based rare and antiquarian bookdealer, works in a basement full of leather-bound volumes, over-emotional book-based flailing a speciality!
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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge

—Isaac Asimov (via mofobian)

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Ancient graffiti proves Spain's Irish links

archaeologicalnews:

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An ancient inscription discovered on a 14th century church in Spain’s Galicia region has been identified as Gaelic; the first written evidence of the northern region’s Irish and Scottish heritage.

For centuries it has gone unnoticed, weathered by Galicia’s incessant drizzle but still visible…

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John Keats' letter to Fanny Brawne, June 1820.

“Upon my soul I have loved you to the extreme. I wish you could know the Tenderness with which I continually brood over your different aspects of countenance, action and dress. I see you come down in the morning: I see you meet me at the Window–I see every thing over again eternally that I ever have seen. If I get on the pleasant clue I live in a sort of happy misery, if on the unpleasant ’tis miserable misery(…) If I am destined to be happy with you here–how short is the longest Life–I wish to believe in immortality–I wish to live with you for ever(…) Let me be but certain that you are mine heart and soul, and I could die more happily than I could otherwise live.”

John Keats Collection, 1814-1891; MS Keats 1, Letters by John Keats. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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thebooklands:

lobeltz:

I visited an amazing, hidden bookstore today. The owner came up and offered me tea, and asked if I was looking for anything specific. When I told her I was searching for Julia Child’s books she pointed me to a 13th edition of her “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. She and I talked food and she told me her personal stories of meeting Julia on multiple occasions. As I kept browsing she came back and gave me a 1st edition of the 2nd volume of Julia’s book. I’m so thankful to have found a gem like this. 

Oh man I want to go here.

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locallycrafted:

See Why This Blank Paper Is Already a Masterpiece

Meet Christopher James, owner of Porridge Papers, an independently owned, local paper mill and letterpress studio in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Christopher moved to Lincoln when he was 20 years old for school and started working at an art store.  One day, feeling spontaneous, he brought home a papermaking kit and a small blender and began what would become his life’s passion: making handmade paper.  Find out how Christopher went from blending paper in his kitchen to running one of the most unique small businesses in the Lincoln area in this installment of Locally Crafted Goods. 

Paper making!

(via bookoisseur)

demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.7 (discovery of the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.

demonagerie:

British Library, Additional 24189, f.7 (discovery of the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus). Sir John Mandeville, Illustrations for Mandeville’s Travels. Bohemia, 1st quarter of the 15th century. Artist: Master of the Mandeville Travels.

(via sexycodicology)