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That is BIG book. From one of my favourite artists, Nicholas Roerich--'Book of Doves'.

A Babe & Her Beasts mini-album

A Babe & Her Beasts Mini-Album by Vanessa

The Wellcome Library has acquired a century manuscript with fold-out illustrations relating to astrology and medicine. Previously unknown to scholars, it turns out to have been owned by eccentric English poet Edith Sitwell.

al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices": The Castle Water Clock Egyptian, Mamluk period, 1354 probably Cairo, Egypt DIMENSIONS 39.37 x 27.62 cm (15 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper CLASSIFICATION Books and manuscripts TYPE Painted page from a manuscript ACCESSION NUMBER 14.533 NOT ON VIEW

Illustrations taken from al-Jazari’s ‘Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices’: The Castle Water Clock (Egyptian, Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Image and text courtesy.

The smallest Renaissance manuscript

The world's most beautiful miniature books

The world's most beautiful miniature books: The smallest Renaissance manuscript in existence, is a book of Latin prayers, and includes 17 paintings of saints, evangelists, and apostles.

Mountain Woman by Nicholas Roerich

Beyond he Seas there are great lands- Nicholas Roerich, 1910 Russian painter Nicholas Roerich