humanoidhistory:

A sea unicorn, illustrated in 1582.

(Source: gallica.bnf.fr, via scientificillustration)

humanoidhistory:

A sea unicorn, illustrated in 1582.

A sea unicorn!

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wapiti3:

Ichthyological Atlas of the Dutch East Indies published under the auspices of the Dutch colonial government ,;By Bleeker, (Pieter), 1819-1878,ht on Flickr.

Publication info Amsterdam: Frédéric Muller, EDITEUR 0.1862-1878,gl
BHL Collections:
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University

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Orson Welles reads from Moby-Dick in this animation from Experimental Animation Zone (which also includes a bit of Zep and some Rosebud …).

wordbookstores:

In honor of our continuing quest to find all our nerd-friends, we have a Very Exciting Announcement to make! We’re adding a new book-of-the-month subscription program. Are you ready? Here we go:
It’s called WORDs for Nerds.
It will feature books beloved by staff, as well as books beloved by some of our favorite authors!
It will include new books and old books, fantasy and sci-fi, graphic novels, even some YA — basically anything sufficiently fantastical, supernatural, intergalactic, futuristic, magical, epic, out-of-this-world, dystopian, utopian, otherworldly, full of swords, and/or full of stars.
The first installment goes out in June, and our first guest curator is Jeff VanderMeer, who has bowled us over with his new Southern Reach trilogy (the second installment of which, Authority, has just arrived!). 
Our second guest curator is Sofia Samatar, author of the incredible fantasy A Stranger in Olondria.
What books will they pick? What wonders do Molly and Jenn have in store for you? Sign up to find out. 

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wordbookstores:

In honor of our continuing quest to find all our nerd-friends, we have a Very Exciting Announcement to make! We’re adding a new book-of-the-month subscription program. Are you ready? Here we go:

  • It’s called WORDs for Nerds.
  • It will feature books beloved by staff, as well as books beloved by some of our favorite authors!
  • It will include new books and old books, fantasy and sci-fi, graphic novels, even some YA — basically anything sufficiently fantastical, supernatural, intergalactic, futuristic, magical, epic, out-of-this-world, dystopian, utopian, otherworldly, full of swords, and/or full of stars.
  • The first installment goes out in June, and our first guest curator is Jeff VanderMeer, who has bowled us over with his new Southern Reach trilogy (the second installment of which, Authority, has just arrived!).
  • Our second guest curator is Sofia Samatar, author of the incredible fantasy A Stranger in Olondria.

What books will they pick? What wonders do Molly and Jenn have in store for you? Sign up to find out

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discardingimages:

nice hat. or collar… Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340 (British Library, Add 42130, fol. 212r)

Medieval man with bird head/feet.

discardingimages:

nice hat. or collar… 

Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340 (British Library, Add 42130, fol. 212r)

Medieval man with bird head/feet.

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discardingimages:

rabbit musicianLe livre de Lancelot du Lac and other Arthurian Romances, Northern France 13th century.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 229, fol. 1r


RABBIT MUSICIAN!

discardingimages:

rabbit musician

Le livre de Lancelot du Lac and other Arthurian Romances, Northern France 13th century.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 229, fol. 1r

RABBIT MUSICIAN!

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belovedlittlelamb:

Vintage poster: anatomy of a grasshopper


Anatomy of a grasshopper!

belovedlittlelamb:

Vintage poster: anatomy of a grasshopper

Anatomy of a grasshopper!

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mapmonger:

Birds Everywhere (1963).  Illustrations by Pierre Probst

Stork migration map!

mapmonger:

Birds Everywhere (1963). Illustrations by Pierre Probst

Stork migration map!