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Background imageBook Collection: Book of Kells illustration of St. Matthew

Book of Kells illustration of St. Matthew
Saint Matthew, an illuminated manuscript page from the Book of Kells, 8th or 9th century AD. Printed color reproduction of the document

Background imageBook Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageBook Collection: Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s

Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s
Gutenberg and Fust with the first printing press, Germany, 1450s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages

Scribe copying manuscripts in the Middle Ages
Medieval scribe writing at a desk, surrounded by open manuscripts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Library of Congress, 1870s

Library of Congress, 1870s
Law library within the old Library of Congress, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Martin Luther

Martin Luther portrait. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a portrait by Holbein

Background imageBook Collection: Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689

Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689
Cotton Mather, " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts, " title page, 1689. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: PPRE2A-00072

PPRE2A-00072
President Lincoln reading to his son, Tad. Hand-colored woodcut of a photograph by Matthew Brady

Background imageBook Collection: PPRE2A-00102

PPRE2A-00102
Abe Lincoln as a boy reading by firelight in his familys cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Abraham Lincoln and his family, 1860s

Abraham Lincoln and his family, 1860s
President Abraham Lincoln and his family reading a book in the White House. Digitally colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Gutenberg Bible page

Gutenberg Bible page
Page of the Gutenburg Bible. Color lithograph reproduction of the document

Background imageBook Collection: Martin Luther

Martin Luther portrait. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a portrait by Holbein

Background imageBook Collection: BUSN2P-00001

BUSN2P-00001
Book and magazine printing press at Harper & Bros. New York City, early 1900s. Printed halftone of a photograph

Background imageBook Collection: New England Primer page

New England Primer page
Lesson page in the New England Primer, edition of about 1811. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s

Philadelphia colonist reading in the old library, 1700s
Colonial book-worm in the old Philadelphia library, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: John Eliots Indian Bible

John Eliots Indian Bible
Title page of John Eliots translation of the Bible into a Native American language, 1663. Document

Background imageBook Collection: PLIT2A-00051

PLIT2A-00051
Title page of Francis Bacons " Advancement of Learning, " 1633. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: PLIT2A-00110

PLIT2A-00110
First edition title page of Whitmans " Leaves of Grass, " 1855. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageBook Collection: Underground Railroad account by William Still

Underground Railroad account by William Still
Title page of William Stills record of the Underground Railroad, published in 1872. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Reading lesson in a Pennsylvania classroom, 1700s

Reading lesson in a Pennsylvania classroom, 1700s
School reading lesson in colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Lady Jane Grey reading Plato

Lady Jane Grey reading Plato
Roger Ascham calling on Lady Jane Grey at Bradgate, 1550. Hand-colored engraving of an illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Medieval monks studying manuscripts

Medieval monks studying manuscripts
Benedictine monks poring over medieval manuscripts. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageBook Collection: Medieval monks gardening vegetables

Medieval monks gardening vegetables
Franciscan monks in their vegetable garden during the Middle Ages. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageBook Collection: School for poor children in Brooklyn, 1870

School for poor children in Brooklyn, 1870
Schoolroom of the Brooklyn Bethel, New York, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: NATI2A-00161

NATI2A-00161
Title page, Constitution of the Cherokee Nation, 1827, New Echota, Georgia. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of the document

Background imageBook Collection: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, from a Berlin edition of Grimms Fairy Tales, 1865. Antique hand-colored illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Latin grammar page from Gutenbergs press

Latin grammar page from Gutenbergs press
Page of the " Grammaire Latine" by Donatus, published by Gutenberg. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: HOUS2A-00048

HOUS2A-00048
Young Puritan woman reading while spinning at her wheel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Researchers in the Library of Congress, 1890s

Researchers in the Library of Congress, 1890s
Old Library of Congress, showing its congested condition, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Writing with a quill pen

Writing with a quill pen
Scholar using a quill pen. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Reading lesson in a 19th-century classroom

Reading lesson in a 19th-century classroom
Boys reading aloud in a schoolroom, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Students reciting in a one-room school, 1800s

Students reciting in a one-room school, 1800s
Pupils reciting poetry in a one-room school, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Medieval monks studying geometry and copying a manuscript

Medieval monks studying geometry and copying a manuscript
Monk scholars - a mathematician studying a globe, the other copying a manuscript, 1200s. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageBook Collection: Printing the Gutenberg Bible, 1453

Printing the Gutenberg Bible, 1453
The first proof sheet from Gutenbergs press, 1453. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Medieval school

Medieval school
Students in a school in the Middle Ages, 1338-1344. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a miniature illustration from MS Bodleian Misc. 264

Background imageBook Collection: William Caxton, the first English printer

William Caxton, the first English printer
William Caxton examining his first proof sheet in Westminster Abbey, England, 1475. Printed reproduction of a color lithograph illustration

Background imageBook Collection: HUSG2A-00050

HUSG2A-00050
African-American boy reading to his family of former slaves, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Grimms Fairy Tales illustration

Grimms Fairy Tales illustration
Death of a Chicken, from a Berlin edition of Grimms Fairy Tales, 1865. Antique hand-colored book illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Alexandrian Library in ancient times

Alexandrian Library in ancient times
Scholars using the great library of Alexandria, Egypt, circa 300-200 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Witchcraft at Salem Village title page, 1692

Witchcraft at Salem Village title page, 1692
Lamsons " Witchcraft at Salem Village" title page, 1692. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Cotton Mathers book on witchcraft, 1693

Cotton Mathers book on witchcraft, 1693
Title page of Cotton Mathers book, " Wonders of the Invisible World, " 1693. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Martin Luthers German translation of the Bible

Martin Luthers German translation of the Bible
First edition title page of Martin Luthers translation of the Bible into German. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Salem witchcraft account, 1697

Salem witchcraft account, 1697
" A Modest Enquiry into Witchcraft, " by John Hale, 1697, title page of Boston printing, 1702. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: PSCI2A-00012

PSCI2A-00012
Frontispiece of Galileos " Systema Cosmicum, " 1641, showing the author with Ptolemy and Copernicus. Hand-colored woodcut of the document

Background imageBook Collection: Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures

Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures
Book cover, " Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures, " by D.C. Peters, Boston, 1880s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageBook Collection: PREV2A-00052

PREV2A-00052
Title page of " The Federalist, " 1788, urging ratification of the new U.S. Constitution. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBook Collection: Bookstalls in Paris in the early 20th century

Bookstalls in Paris in the early 20th century
Browsers at the Odeon bookstalls on the Left Bank, Paris, circa 1910. Printed color reproduction of a 20th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: PLIT2A-00100

PLIT2A-00100
Title page of Shakespeares " Sonnets, " London, 1609, first edition. Woodcut reproduction witih a watercolor wash



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