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Rare Books - Old & Antiquarian Books including Antique & Old Childrens' Books. Voynich Manuscript. Written in Central Europe at the end of the 15th or during the 16th century, the origin, language, and date of the Voynich Manuscript—named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller, Wilfrid M.

Voynich Manuscript

Voynich, who acquired it in 1912—are still being debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text. Described as a magical or scientific text, nearly every page contains botanical, figurative, and scientific drawings of a provincial but lively character, drawn in ink with vibrant washes in various shades of green, brown, yellow, blue, and red. For a complete physical description and foliation, including missing leaves, see the Voynich catalog record. Read a detailed chemical analysis of the Voynich Manuscript (8 p., pdf) History of the Collection Like its contents, the history of ownership of the Voynich manuscript is contested and filled with some gaps. References Goldstone, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. 2005. Romaine Newbold, William. 1928. Manly, John Mathews. 1921. United States Pottery Marks. Tips - Definitions - Clay Projects - Pottery Gallery - Pottery Tools - Glazes - All About Clay Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others?

United States Pottery Marks

You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see. Handmade pottery can be a very gratifying hobby that produces fun and satisfying results. For many people it's an enjoyable release that is created by working an inanimate mound of clay into a beautiful work of art that you made through your artistic abilities. The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Antique & Collectable Glass Shop + Encyclopedia. Victorian Infographics. A time table indicating the difference in time between the principal cities of the World and also showing their air-line distance from Washington.

Victorian Infographics

IN: 'Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps Of The Various Countries Of The World, Plans Of Cities, Etc., Embraced In Ninety-Three Quarto Maps, Forming A Series Of One Hundred and Forty-seven Maps and Plans, Together With Valuable Statistical Tables..' by Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr, 1883; published in Philadelphia by WM Bradley. Tableau d'Astronomie et de Sphère IN: 'Atlas Universel d'Histoire et de Geographie Anciennes et Modernes, de Mythologie, des Religions, d'Astronomie, de Physique, de Geologie, de Histoire Naturelle, de Grammaire, de Rhetorique..' by Henri Duval, 1834; published in Paris by L Houbloup. Tableau d'Astronomie et de Sphère [detail] The Solar System. IN: 'General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps. Northern Celestial Hemisphere. IN: 'General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps...

Guide to Antique Rugs, Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets.