Eurydice

This album.  I didn’t realize my wheelhouse had room for all of this.

melasangelos:

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (detail). 1898.

melasangelos:

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (detail). 1898.

She-Hulk #3
Panel of the week.
(For me.)
She-Hulk #3

Panel of the week.

(For me.)

They say that forty thousand copies of The Jupiter are daily sold, and that each copy is read by five persons at the least.

- Anthony Trollope, The Warden, Chapter 7.

Tom Towers, you’re doing it wrong.  Let me tell you about a little 21st-century innovation called “licensing.”

oldbookillustrations:

And this delightful herb whose tender green Fledges the river’s lip on which we lean.
René Bull, from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, rendered in English by Edward FitzGerald, London, 1913.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

And this delightful herb whose tender green
Fledges the river’s lip on which we lean.

René Bull, from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, rendered in English by Edward FitzGerald, London, 1913.

(Source: archive.org)

At last, Die akkadische Namengebung arrived today.

Originally published in Germany in 1939, “[t]his study remains, to this day, the most important work on Akkadian onomastics.”1

…and I cross another Akkadian reference work off of my list.


  1. Jan Tavernier, “Akkadian Personal Names With Paḫāru or Saḫāru As Initial Element,” JCS 62 (2010) 81; See also M. Stol “Old Babylonian Personal Names,” SEL 8 (1991) 191-192.

Waterlogue is simply amazing.

The first image is an as-is iPhone photo of my girlfriend’s dog. The second is the un-manipulated output of the app.

I’m not one for Instagram filters, but I love this.

Yesterday, I picked up all of Anthony Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire plus Phineas Finn for $20.82.

I’m still not sure what to call Penguin Classics with these dimensions — or even if there’s a specific term for them — but if I had it my way, every single paperback would have this format.

The proportions of these are perfect; so much more economical than the dimensions of the Classics Penguin currently prints.

oldbookillustrations:

Losing alone is finding; the best of being is ceasing
Howard Pyle, from Stops of various quills, by William Dean Howells, New York, 1895.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Losing alone is finding; the best of being is ceasing

Howard Pyle, from Stops of various quills, by William Dean Howells, New York, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Twin Forks - “Plans”

I’ve finally listened to Twin Forks’s LP.  I’m a sucker for all of it.  Every, single thing.

And I don’t even profess to like folk music.