Two men having a discussion in a bookstore.

Men in a Bookstore

Two men having a discussion in a bookstore.

"The monks also became copyists, and with great painstaking and industry gathered and multiplied ancient manuscripts, and thus preserved and transmitted to the modern world much classical learning and literature that would otherwise have been lost."—Myers, 1905

Monk Copyist

"The monks also became copyists, and with great painstaking and industry gathered and multiplied ancient…

A border of owls and books

Owls

A border of owls and books

"When force is applied at bar P which turns the screw. The plate B moves vertically with the screw, but does not turn. This allows the books to be compressed as the plate descends." —Quackenbos 1859

Bookbinder Press

"When force is applied at bar P which turns the screw. The plate B moves vertically with the screw,…

A girl and a boy reading a book.

Reading

A girl and a boy reading a book.

The king said that Reynard the fox and his family never did anything good. Reynard is reminding him how his father, a scholar, helped Lion's father when he was sick.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard's Father

The king said that Reynard the fox and his family never did anything good. Reynard is reminding him…

Water flows frow the higher glass through the tub and into the lower glass.

Siphon

Water flows frow the higher glass through the tub and into the lower glass.

Individuals socializing in the court

Socializing

Individuals socializing in the court

An illustration of a table with a pile of books on top.

Table with Books

An illustration of a table with a pile of books on top.

President Lincoln and his son Tad.

Tad

President Lincoln and his son Tad.

A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar.

Teacher and Pupil

A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar.

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

A pair of twins sitting between books on a blanket and playing with a doll.

Twins

A pair of twins sitting between books on a blanket and playing with a doll.

This border typographical frame was designed during the Renaissance period between 1550-1560. It was of Flemish origin, used as a decoration of books and documents.

Border Typographical Frame

This border typographical frame was designed during the Renaissance period between 1550-1560. It was…

The border typographical frame was used as a decoration for books and documents.

Border Typographical Frame

The border typographical frame was used as a decoration for books and documents.

This Flemish border typographical frame was designed during the Renaissance period in the 16th century.

Border Typographical Frame

This Flemish border typographical frame was designed during the Renaissance period in the 16th century.