"And after Antiochus had ravaged Egypt in the hundred and forty-third year, he returned and went up against Israel. And he went up to Jerusalem with a great multitude. And he proudly entered into the sanctuary, and took away the golden altar, and the candlestick of light, and all the vessels thereof, and the table of proposition, and the pouring vessels, and the vials, and the little mortars of gold, and the veil, and the crowns, and the golden ornament that was before the temple: and he broke them all in pieces." 1 Maccabees 1:21-23 DRA
<p>Illustration of Antiochus IV in the temple in Jerusalem. Engraving by William Colley Wrankmore.

Antiochus in the Temple

"And after Antiochus had ravaged Egypt in the hundred and forty-third year, he returned and went up…

When binding books they are "sewed on a frame, each sheet being attached by a thread to cords across the back. The sewing, though sometimes done by a machine, is cheifly executed by girls."-Lupton

Book Binding

When binding books they are "sewed on a frame, each sheet being attached by a thread to cords across…

A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together.

Book

A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together.

An illustration of a border illustrated with books and a floral pattern.

Book and Floral Border

An illustration of a border illustrated with books and a floral pattern.

The bookcase is used to store books.

Bookcase

The bookcase is used to store books.

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate with boy reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with boy reading

Bookplate with girl reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with girl reading

Bookplate with girl reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with girl reading

Bookplate with storybook characters

Bookplate

Bookplate with storybook characters

Bookplate with girl reading at desk

Bookplate

Bookplate with girl reading at desk

Bookplate with sailing ship.

Bookplate

Bookplate with sailing ship.

Two books forming a T.

Books

Two books forming a T.

Narrow border of books.

Books

Narrow border of books.

Books on a pillow

Books

Books on a pillow

Handmade books.

Book

Handmade books.

Books and lighted candle

Books and Candle

Books and lighted candle

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice of chaining the books was kept up even in the eighteenth century."&mdash;Myers, 1905

Case of Chained Books

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice…

The method of printing books during the Renaissance period.

The Printing of Books

The method of printing books during the Renaissance period.

Boy reading by tree.

Boy reading

Boy reading by tree.

Boy reading at table.

Boy reading

Boy reading at table.

A child getting books.

Child and Books

A child getting books.

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

Child Running Through Gate Holding Books

An illustration of a young child running through a gate while holding two school books.

Boy and girl reading.

Children reading

Boy and girl reading.

Children reading a book.

Children Reding

Children reading a book.

Children reading in a library.

Children Reading

Children reading in a library.

Two children reading on a bench.

Children Reading

Two children reading on a bench.

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress.

The Congressional Library

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of…

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly designed in gold and other colors on brown leather. The interior is made out of white vellum (mammal skin).

Album Cover

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly…

This album cover is a royal quarto (bookbinding technique). It is colored in brown and inlaid in black. It is designed in an Etruscan style.

Album Cover

This album cover is a royal quarto (bookbinding technique). It is colored in brown and inlaid in black.…

(1859-1930) English novelist best known for writing the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

(1859-1930) English novelist best known for writing the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

In education, is there no middle course?

Education's Middle Course

In education, is there no middle course?

A statue of a man who recorded books and/or documents during the era of Ancient Egypt.

An Egyptian Scribe

A statue of a man who recorded books and/or documents during the era of Ancient Egypt.

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers of books.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers…

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers of books.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

This Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design that was typically found as a design on the covers…

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

Renaissance Elliptic Panel

The Renaissance elliptic panel is a German design block found on a book-cover.

A girl sitting outside.

Girl

A girl sitting outside.

Girl with a book and sea life around her.

Girl

Girl with a book and sea life around her.

Girl with a book.

Girl

Girl with a book.

An illustration of a young girl placing books in a pile on a table.

Girl Placing Books on Table

An illustration of a young girl placing books in a pile on a table.

Girl reading by potted plants.

Girl reading

Girl reading by potted plants.

Girl reading by tree.

Girl reading

Girl reading by tree.

Girl reading a book

Girl reading

Girl reading a book

A girl reading in a chair by a bookcase.

Girl Reading

A girl reading in a chair by a bookcase.

Girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

Girl reading a book.

A girl reading

Girl Reading

A girl reading

A girl reading with her dolls.

Girl Reading

A girl reading with her dolls.

A girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

A girl reading a book.

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

Girl Reading Book & Holding Doll

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

The end of Gulliver's voyages, his possesions remain on his desk.

Hat on globe

The end of Gulliver's voyages, his possesions remain on his desk.

"The most common material on which books were written by the Greeks and Romans, was the thin coats or rind of the Egyptian papyrus. This plant was called by the Egyptians Byblos. The papyrus tree grows in swamps to the height of ten feet and more, and paper was prepared from the thin coats or pellicles which surround the plant. The form and general appearance of the papyri rolls will be understood from the following woodcut taken from the paintings found at Pompeii." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Liber

"The most common material on which books were written by the Greeks and Romans, was the thin coats or…

Man and child with books in the library.

Library

Man and child with books in the library.

Man and woman with books in the library.

Library

Man and woman with books in the library.

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

Library

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

Man standing and reading a book.

Man reading

Man standing and reading a book.

A scene from the story, <em>Marjorie and Her Papa, How They Wrote a Story and Made Pictures For It</em>.

Marjorie and Her Papa

A scene from the story, Marjorie and Her Papa, How They Wrote a Story and Made Pictures For It.