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A really neat example of offset transference in old books, if you ever wondered why that flimsy piece of tissue paper separating the engravings from the page is so important, especially in the event of humidity or acid in the paper stock.

This book The National Moore: Centenary Edition by J.M. Wallis, c1879.

p.s. this book got rebound in half-leather and cloth, after which point somebody played noughts and crosses on the cover.

My mum unearthed this note that they wrote when they closed their antiques shop in Mosman many years ago. It’s pretty well on point for anyone who has ever worked in the business of second-hand things. Also, it is very funny.

My mum unearthed this note that they wrote when they closed their antiques shop in Mosman many years ago. It’s pretty well on point for anyone who has ever worked in the business of second-hand things. Also, it is very funny.

Oliver Smith, Jane Bowles, and Paul Bowles by Irving Penn, 1947.

Oliver Smith, Jane Bowles, and Paul Bowles by Irving Penn, 1947.

(Source: esthetiquemonochrome)

danielclowes:

Assorted bookplates, via:

http://www.bedetheque.com/parabd-auteur-196-BD-Clowes-Daniel.html

Ugly Girls in colour!

Someone said today that the last time he saw them he almost puked from his windpipe vibrating. Personally, hope this happens to me.

Someone said today that the last time he saw them he almost puked from his windpipe vibrating. Personally, hope this happens to me.

(Source: badbeuys)

All my loyalties.

All my loyalties.

ferociousbears:

The best!

perf.

(Source: marriedwchildren, via teenagemicrowave)

Le Danse Macabre / la Danze de la Muerte / Totentanz
from ‘Hiedelberger Totentanz’, 1488

One of the earliest incidences of Danse Macabre printed and bound in a book.

more, & via BibliOdyssey

This is a forward projection of my dead bloated body in 30 years.

This is a forward projection of my dead bloated body in 30 years.

In Hobart for 7 weeks. This is where I’m staying.


Living room - fireplace - everyone has rose bushes so I stole some - leaves turning in the side passage - Rosa the 13 year old pug - the Aurora

Sartre x Emily Hunt

Sartre x Emily Hunt