Talley Abbey, Dyfed, Wales.

Talley Abbey, Dyfed, Wales.

heterotopian:

“To live is to be haunted.”  ― Philip K. Dick,  Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

heterotopian:

“To live is to be haunted.”
― Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

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houghtonlib:

Today is National Coffee Day, but here, from our Tumblr Archives, is a contrary view on some alleged drawbacks to its enjoyment.

houghtonlib:

The women’s petition against coffee : representing to publick consideration the grand inconveniencies accruing to their sex from the excessive use of that drying, enfeebling liquor, 1674.

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"Our men, who in former Ages were justly esteemed the Ablest Performers in Christendome; But to our unspeakable Grief, we find of late a very sensible Decay of that true Old English Vigor; our Gallants being every way so Frenchified, that they are become meer Cock-sparrows, fluttering things that come on Sa sa, with a world of Fury, but are not able to stand to it, and in the very first Charge fall down flat before us. Never did Men wear greater breeches, or carry less in them of any Mettle whatsoever."

The mens answer to the womens petition against coffee : vindicating their own performances, and the vertues of that liquor, from the undeserved aspersions lately cast upon them, by their scandalous pamphlet, 1674.

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Houghton Library, Harvard University

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erikkwakkel:

Bookmarks before browsers

These four medieval bookmarks are 500-700 years old, yet they are smarter than what we use for our modern books - or even in our web browsers. Some just help you find your way back to a certain page, but others do so much more: they mark text column and line, in addition to the page. The lower one, for example, is like a computer that you program. Sliding it up and down, and turning its disk, means you will find your way back to a very specific place: the very line where you left off the day before.

More information on these rare devices and how they work in this blog I wrote about them.

Pics: Leiden, University Library, BPL 2001 (top); Utrecht, UB, MS 146 (bookmark labeled “B”); Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MSS I G 56-57 (heart-shaped bookmarks); and Harvard, Houghton Library, MS 277 (bottom).

John Buckland Wright. Illustrations for The Collected Sonnets of John Keats. The Halcyon Press. 1930.

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Another Designer Bookbinders exhibit, this time in Liverpool!

Another Designer Bookbinders exhibit, this time in Liverpool!

Naomi Klien—This Changes Everything

Required and necessary reading.

Naomi Klien—This Changes Everything

Required and necessary reading.

Barley, Yorkshire

Barley, Yorkshire

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