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Fabre’s Book of Insects (1921)

- July 4, 2019 in animals, Entomogical Memoirs, insects, Jean-Henri Fabre

Book of Insects: An Alphabet of Floral Emblems (London; New York: T. Nelson and Sons, 1857) In the first chapter of his Book of Insects, Jean-Henri Fabre (1823–1915) introduces the reader to his workshop — which is to say his home — located on a pebbly expanse of land near the Provençal village of Sérignan […]

Anecdotes of Animals (1905)

- November 20, 2018 in animals

Book featuring a hundred real or real-ish tales of ingenious, loyal or otherwise extraordinary animals.

Early Experiments with X-Rays (1896)

- October 16, 2018 in animals, early x-ray images, x-ray, x-rays

Photogravures from one of the first series of X-rays ever produced, including, in addition to the skeletal forms of animals and human limbs, carved cameos and an assortment of various materials such as metal, wood, glass, and meat.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- October 24, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Music in the Margins: The Funeral of Reynard the Fox (13th century)

- July 13, 2017 in animals, folklore, fox, manuscripts, medieval, middle ages, renard, reynard, reynard the fox

A motley crew of anthropomorphic animals found adorning the lower margins of a finely illuminated book of hours produced in late thirteenth-century England.

Music in the Margins: The Funeral of Reynard the Fox (13th century)

- July 13, 2017 in animals, folklore, fox, manuscripts, medieval, middle ages, renard, reynard, reynard the fox

A motley crew of anthropomorphic animals found adorning the lower margins of a finely illuminated book of hours produced in late thirteenth-century England.

Music in the Margins: The Funeral of Reynard the Fox (13th century)

- July 13, 2017 in animals, folklore, fox, manuscripts, medieval, middle ages, renard, reynard, reynard the fox

A motley crew of anthropomorphic animals found adorning the lower margins of a finely illuminated book of hours produced in late thirteenth-century England.