Stories (by Balzac among others) illustrated by JJ Grandville 1842
See more at the exceptional/inimitable nonist.
Originally uploaded by reader Matt Andrade
(note: I retouched this 1907 image)
versi di Giuseppe Sassoli 1934 from Librit Oggetto
Bartholomäus Dietterlin - early 17th century
The above 3 drawings come inadvertently via the always wonderful Agence Eureka who linked to the equally wonderful French government Joconde museum catalogue site and one of the images found there led me to the seriously amazing Graphic Arts section of Le Louvre from whence these drawings actually derive.
Parallels|| Obelisk† Double Dagger‡ Asterisk*
in: Punctuation Personified: or, Pointing Made Easy, by Mr. Stops.
John Harris 1824
These Brackets some words may enclose, without doubt;More at Make Believe via Visualizing Poetics.
The Brace sev'ral lines will unite;
Ellipsis is us'd where we letters leave out,
As k…t may be read for a knight.
The Parallels, Ob'lisk, & Daggers we find,
Like the Asterisk only for ref'rence design'd.
These 2 images come from the magical Traumstadt Museum site which has a lot of complete vintage childrens' books (among other things) posted online.
[Hint: when the popup window loads, click the link at the bottom of the page to go to the digitized work.]
All these books and sites and images have been contributing to my digital paralysis or absorption or at least an inability to move on or organize my desktop. I'm sure I'll return to many of them, but for now there really is a case for uncluttering my computer (well, partially). Normal service will resume shortly. Enjoy; I did!