Biblipeacay
Paul Klee etching: 'Stachel der Clown' (?Sting the Clown) 1931 [link]

Paul Klee etching: 'Stachel der Clown' (?Sting the Clown) 1931 [link]

From an auction collection of 28 Soviet posters from 1920s-1940s or thereabouts - *Factories, Agricgulture, Education & Advertisements* that sold a couple of years ago. [source]

'L'Amazone Mâle' from François Levaillant’s 'The Natural History of Parrots' (1801-1805) {spliced together from screencaps & background cleaned slightly} [source] & more bird series by Levaillant featured here & here.

'L'Amazone Mâle' from François Levaillant’s 'The Natural History of Parrots' (1801-1805) {spliced together from screencaps & background cleaned slightly} [source] & more bird series by Levaillant featured here & here.

'Robinson Crusoe' (Daniel Defoe) engraving by Bernard Picart, 1720. Spliced together from screencaps. [source].

'Robinson Crusoe' (Daniel Defoe) engraving by Bernard Picart, 1720. Spliced together from screencaps. [source].

othmeralia:

 Meet the 1719 edition of Georg von Welling’s Opus Mago-Cabalisticum et Theologicum.  This wonderful alchemical book is often suggested to be the book the writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe used as his reference for the book of magic in his most famous play Faust

nyrbclassics:


One almost always gets what one wishes—one just doesn’t know when or how—and that’s what makes wishing so frightening. One must wish for what one is able to accept, somehow or other.
Maria Gripe, The Glassblower’s Children, translated by Sheila La Farge

Thanks to Anita Silvey’s wonderful write-up of this book for providing us with the quote for our very first ever contribution to the Classics and Coffee Club from the Children’s Collection. And thanks to Chris Kubica, who wrote about how Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill turned him into a reader, for sending in the photo.
A reminder: If you have a photo of an NYRB Classic (for kids or adults) shot alongside a cup of coffee or tea, send it to this address and we’ll add it to the Classics and Coffee Club series. And let us know where you bought or borrowed the book from—we’d be glad to shout out places that stock NYRB Classics.

nyrbclassics:

One almost always gets what one wishes—one just doesn’t know when or how—and that’s what makes wishing so frightening. One must wish for what one is able to accept, somehow or other.

Maria Gripe, The Glassblower’s Children, translated by Sheila La Farge

Thanks to Anita Silvey’s wonderful write-up of this book for providing us with the quote for our very first ever contribution to the Classics and Coffee Club from the Children’s Collection. And thanks to Chris Kubica, who wrote about how Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill turned him into a reader, for sending in the photo.

A reminder: If you have a photo of an NYRB Classic (for kids or adults) shot alongside a cup of coffee or tea, send it to this address and we’ll add it to the Classics and Coffee Club series. And let us know where you bought or borrowed the book from—we’d be glad to shout out places that stock NYRB Classics.

disciplinedd:

Periodic Table


*A satiric poster by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, text, and Aleksandra Mikhailovich Rodchenko, image. 1923. “No Better Pacifiers Anywhere” * [source]

*A satiric poster by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, text, and Aleksandra Mikhailovich Rodchenko, image. 1923. “No Better Pacifiers Anywhere” * [source]

trismegistus7:

Juan de la Abadia the Elder - Saint Michael Weighing Souls; This panel painting is now on display at the Museum of Art of Catalonia comes from the parish church of the town of Huesca Liesa. 1495http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weighing_of_soulshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel)

trismegistus7:

Juan de la Abadia the Elder - Saint Michael Weighing SoulsThis panel painting is now on display at the Museum of Art of Catalonia comes from the parish church of the town of Huesca Liesa. 1495

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weighing_of_souls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel)

Dal Lake, Srinigar, India with calligraphy reverse side.

"In the centre of the composition is an island with a low structure flanked by two chinar trees. This is most likely Sona Lanka, one of the three islands on Dal Lake known for their chinar trees, which can reach a great size and age."

"On the reverse in the centre: a Persian quatrain signed by Muhammad ‘Ali and dated 1195 AH/1780 AD. The left side panel bears Persian verses copied by Hafiz Nurallah. The right-hand panel bears a Persian quatrain in praise of beautiful writing and is signed by Muhammad ‘Ali and dated 1195 AH/1780 AD" [link]