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The Whims (1799) and The Follies (1815–23) of Francisco Goya

- November 28, 2017 in dreams, Francisco Goya, proverbs, satire, Society, spain

Prints from Goya's Los caprichos (The Whims) and Los disparates (The Follies), two series which see him condemning the follies and foibles of civilized society.

The Whims (1799) and The Follies (1815–23) of Francisco Goya

- November 28, 2017 in dreams, Francisco Goya, proverbs, satire, Society, spain

Prints from Goya's Los caprichos (The Whims) and Los disparates (The Follies), two series which see him condemning the follies and foibles of civilized society.

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

- May 10, 2017 in cervantes, don quixote, proverbs, quotes, wisdom, wit

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be found in Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece.

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

- May 10, 2017 in cervantes, don quixote, proverbs, quotes, wisdom, wit

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be found in Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece.

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

- May 10, 2017 in cervantes, don quixote, proverbs, quotes, wisdom, wit

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be found in Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece.

Illustrations from an Italian Book of Proverbs (1718)

- October 1, 2015 in medici, proverbs

Illustrations from a seventeenth-century Italian book of proverbs made by the engraver and painter Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634–1718).

Illustrations from an Italian Book of Proverbs (1718)

- October 1, 2015 in medici, proverbs

Illustrations from a seventeenth-century Italian book of proverbs made by the engraver and painter Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634–1718).

Emblems Ancient and Modern (1699)

- February 13, 2013 in collections, emblems, mottos, proverbs, texts, Texts: 17th, Texts: Miscellaneous, Texts: Non-fiction, Texts: Picturebooks

Devises et Emblemes Anciennes & Modernes, Tirees de Plus Celebres Auteurs; 1699; Kroniger & Göbel, Augspurg. Beautiful 17th century book showing various emblems with mottos described in German, Latin, French and Italian, and the emblems themselves described only in German. Some highlights include a floating stone, a lion being suspended over an empty throne, another lion gazing into a mirror and a flying ball. Here are a few choice examples, cut out and “cleaned”. The book is housed at the Internet Archive, contributed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. DONATE NOW TO SAVE THE PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW! With our initial funding now come to an end, we need your support to help us continue our mission – to promote the public domain as an indispensable public good, and to curate and showcase the most interesting out-of-copyright works on the web. SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription! Name: E-mail: