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Talk about hitting the links in style! This fabulous lady donning an imported hat 🎩 and cape with a 3 Wood in hand! From the The Story of the Hat by Edward M. Knox. New York: The Bell Publishing Co., 1900. First Edition. The Knox Hat Company was founded in 1838 by Charles Knox. His son, Edward M. Knox [1842-1916] a decorated American Civil War Veteran was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism at Gettysburg, took over the business. This entertaining book looks at the art and evolution of hat manufacturing from New York's premier hatter. #minotavrosbooks #pgatour #lpgatour #madasahatter #fashionista #knoxhat #hatmaking #vintageclothes #vintagebooks #antiquebook #fashionandart #bookphotography #fashionbooks #designerhats #🎩 #hatstagram #designersofinstagram #newyorkcity #findesiecle #1900sstyle #funbooks #hitthetown #fridaynights

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“The first person that came to join Robinson Crusoe on his island was Friday, and next, Friday’s father. But even with this increase of numbers there was still no use for the money...” This scarce first edition of David A. Wells’ economic allegory, Robinson Crusoe’s Money: Or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community, uses the setting of Crusoe’s island to illustrate a civilization moving to increasing levels of fiscal sophistication. With 15 woodcut illustrations by Thomas Nast. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. #minotavrosbooks #Friday #money #finance #fridayreads #rarebooks #loveoldbooks #currency #history #historyofmoney #antiquarianbookseller #thomasnast #illustration #woodcut #robinsoncrusoe #bagsofmoney #goldstandard #stocks #politicaleconomy #bookcovers #igbookshop #bookstagram #vintagereads #booknerd #neverenoughbooks #bookcollector #booksbooksbooks #finebooks #iglibraries #historiansofinstagram

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I ❤️ Tree Calf! 🌲📚This terrific #treecalfbinding contains L'Iliade D'Homere: Texte Grec, D'Apres L'Edition De Wolf. Paris: D'auguste Delalaine, 1826. #minotavrosbooks #rarebookroom #homer #iliad #greekpoetry #classicalliterature #poetsofinstagram #bookstagram #antiquebook #finebinding #beautifulbooks #greekmyths #achilles #troy #bookbinding #bookphotography #bookcoverdesign #specialcollections #19thcenturybooks

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The British Ironclad ship “Hector” is one of the first ships that experimented with naval wireless telegraphy. In 1901, it exchanged a message with the ship “Majestic” at a remarkable distance of a 103 miles. Featured in Navy and Army Illustrated (Published Weekly ): A Pictorial Record of the Worlds News. Edited by Commander Charles N. Robinson. London: Hudson & Kearnes, 1901. Vol. 12. Happy Monday! #mondaymotivation #rarebooks #navalacademy #navalhistory #ironcladship #britishnavy #historicalbooks #goarmy #militaryhistory #vintagebook #telegraphy #telegraph #discovery #inventions #readersofinstagram #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram #bookphotography #battleships #inthenavy #navystrong #seamanlife ⚓️ #oldsalt #saltydog #mariner

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Happy Friday! Strut into the weekend like this character in a limited edition of Moliere’s satirical comedie-ballet Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, with illustrations by Alfred Dubout. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1954. #minotavrosbooks #moliere #plays #comedieballet #illustration #drama #France #frenchfriday #lebourgeoisgentilhomme #fantasticfriday #finebooks #antiquarianbookseller #beautifulbooks 17thcenturydrama #bookcollector #dubout #satire #booksbooksbooks #paris #bookstagram #igreads #bookstoresoftheworld #bookart #bookglam #yaybooks #limitededition #booksrockmyworld #bookstorelife #titlepage #tgif #friday

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3 weeks ago

Always time for a little gargling oil! This short song book was published by Mechant’s Gargling Oil in 1887, with songs and ads for the liniment. #minotavrosbooks #vintageads #songster #pamphlet #advertisementdesign #gargling #romeoandjulietbalcony #liniment #snakeoil #bookphotography #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #colouryourworld #vintagebookstore #ephemera #songbook #musicofinstagram #courtlylove #igreads

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The Great Banyon Tree, India’s national tree, as featured in Edwin Lankester’s A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and Its Domestic Economy: Timber Tree, Fruits. London: Charles Knight, 1830. Second Edition. #minotavrosbooks #ilovetrees #🌲 #india #banyantree #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #bookillustration #rarebook #igtrees #greenman #jackinthegreen #dryads #vintagebook #vintagetree #19thcenturybooks #artistree #plantmoretrees #greenspace #greenbooks #artbooks #arthistory

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Happy #marbledmonday ! Park, Mungo The Life and Travels of Mungo Park: With Supplementary Details of the Results of Recent Discovery in Africa. Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, (Ca. 1886? ) #minotavrosbooks #rarebookroom #mungopark #19thcenturyliterature #librariesofinstagram #specialcollections #antoquebooks #shelfie #shelflife #bookstacks #booklove #bookstagram #igreads #finebinding #bookphotography #marbledbooks #endpapers #booknerd #librarylife 📚 #whattoreadnext

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Mayan figure ruins of Quirigua are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.From Guidebook to the Ruins of Quirigua by Sylvanus Morley. Washington D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1947. Morley discusses discovery and exploration of Quirigua, The Maya Civilization The Ruins, and Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. #minotavrosbooks #mayan #archaeology #vintageguide #rarebooks #bookphotography #quirigua #vintagebooks #antiquebook #anthropology #ancientaliens #stonecarving #ancientcivilization #prehistory #happyfriday #mysteries #mayanruins #sylvanusmorley #whattoreadnext #staffpick #archaeologystudent #mayanmythology #igreads #bookstagram #specialcollections #ancientcities #terraincognita

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4 weeks ago

The Sea returns her dead in this scene from the Last Judgement at The Church of St. George in Mourne, painted around the beginning of the fourteenth century. From Ioannis Spatharakis’ Byzantine Wall-paintings in Rethymnon. Rethymnon, Crete: Mitos, 1998. #minotavrosbooks #crete #rethymnon #byzantine #byzantineart #greece #art #bookart #stgeorge #patronsaint #dragons #arthistory #painting #wallpainting #churchhistory #illustratedbooks #artistsofig #beautifulbooks #14thcentury #saints #greekorthodox #lastjudgement #seamonster #creaturefeature #finebooks #rarebooks #antiquarianbookseller #bookstagram #bookcollector

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Prancing through the week like this faun from Sir Charles Bell’s The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression as Connected with the Fine Arts. Twenty plates and numerous in-text illustrations take the reader through the practice of drawing the forms of the face and body of humans and some animals. Swipe for the face I make when I realize I’m out of coffee. London: George Bell & Sons, 1904. #minotavrosbooks #art #drawing #expression #artistsofig #illustrations #anatomy #facialexpressions #faun #satyr #mythology #demons #whythelongface #lifedrawing #arthistory #fineart #finebooks #yeoldbooks #artbooks #antiquebooks #antiquarianbookseller #bookart #igartists #beautifulbooks #bookdesign #bookcollector #booksbooksbooks #lovebooks #titlepage

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Some Tuesday’s I just feel like chilling on the back of a gargoyle. Playfully Illustrated by Ralph Barton, this collection of Balzac’s Droll Stories was published in a limited edition run of 2,050 copies by Boni and Liveright, NY. This is copy no. 864. Happy Tuesday! #minotavrosbooks #gargoyles #balzac #paris #ralphbarton #specialcollections #illustratedbooks #bookphotography #bookart #vintagereads #classicliterature #frenchliterature #cathedral #artistsoninstagram #igreads #classicbooks #whatimreading #whattoreadnext #tuesdaythoughts #thethinker #booklover #bookworm #bookartist #honoredebalzac

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5 weeks ago

Friday brings dreams of weekend getaways, but those who can’t take off can instead be whisked away by the timeless elegance of this limited edition 1928 catalogue of the collection of Hermes, the legendary Parisian luxury outfitter. It features several full-page illustrations along with the catalogue items, with descriptions and designs by Maximilien Vox. Paris: Hermes, 1928. #Minotavrosbools #fashionfriday #finebindingfriday #hermes #paris #catalogue #fashion #finebinding #finebooks #limitededition #french #frenchfashion #shopping #travel #highfashion #luxury #antiquebooks #bookcollector #bookstyle #design #designer #couture #1920sfashion #saddlery #bookstagram #bookglam #bookart #beautifulbooks #vintagereads

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Are you ready for some fun, music, and mystery? This vintage poster promises some fascinating acts, from ventriloquism, magic tricks, cornet solos and much more. Hope you enjoy the show. Happy Thursday! #minotavrosbooks #twofortheshow #magicians #vintageposters #vaudeville #roaring20s #specialcollections #archivesofinstagram #ephemera #ephemeravintage #archival #cornet #soloist #ventriliquist #ventriliquism #stageperformer #magictricks #theatre #performanceartist #andtheoscargoesto #punchandjudy

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Star chart from Royal Book Of Dreams: From an Ancient and Curious Manuscript, which Was Buried in the Earth During Several Centuries, Containing One-thousand & Twenty-four Oracles, or Answers to Dreams...London: Orlando Hodgson (Ca. 1830s ) by astrologer Raphael also known as Robert Cross Smith was a founding member of the Society of Mercurii, an occult order in London that sparked an astrological and magic revival. #minotavrosbooks #robertcrosssmith #raphael #astrology #dreambook #oracle #divination #magick #astrologersofinstagram #specialcollections #whatsyoursign #occult #occultart #esoterica #bookstagram #dreamer #dreamon #igreads #bookphotography #bookillustration

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