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A headline from this article in Popular Science Monthly, January 1932:
Illustrations from The Book of Butterflies, Sphinxes and Moths; illustrated by one hundred and forty-four engravings, coloured after nature; in three volumes (Thomas Brown, 1832-4)
From a letter written by James Howell, 17 March 1639: Having got into a close field, I cast my face upward, and…began to contemplate as I was in this posture the vast magnitude of the universe and what proportion this … Continue reading
William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).
Leonora Carrington: And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur (1953)
Robert Laurie and James Whittle: The Royal Pastime of Cupid, or Entertaining Game of the Snake (London, 1794) The rules: Haveing a pare of dice, it must be first agreed upon, what to play for, which is to be layd … Continue reading
Frank William Brangwyn: The Swans (1921)
A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)
The pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) believed in an infinite universe, and therefore in an infinite number of worlds. Some might be bigger or smaller than earth, he concluded; some might have more moons or suns, … Continue reading