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This is MY Book, Anno 1662

 

They sure don't make books or fonts like they used to!

(in the Abbey Church of Thorn, NL)

 

 

 

This is MY Book, Anno 1662

 

They sure don't make books or fonts like they used to!

(in the Abbey Church of Thorn, NL)

 

 

 

comments (34)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 10 Mar 2014, 01:12
This is true, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. smile
I like that you made > the black triangle and the white side page of the book.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. It actually "made" itself. smile
You framed this wonderful piece of history with flair Ginnie... superb details....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Peter. Don't you just love old books!
I like how your image brings out the texture of the paper!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I LOVE old books!
Great image of the child ....lots of detail
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shane. My maternal g'ma used to do pen-n-ink drawings for various books in her day (including encyclopedia sets), so I'm always fascinated by them.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Mar 2014, 06:16
Anna Salome would be amazed that so many are looking at her writing three and a half centuries later
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Lisl. You nailed it!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 10 Mar 2014, 06:19
Original idea Ginnie. Well captured
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Marie.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 10 Mar 2014, 06:48
Where would ancient writings have been without the presence of cherubs
Ginnie Hart: Nowhere fast, Chris, for sure!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2014, 07:05
Wonderful detail of the old book. I am glad that somebody took care of it. The owner made sure it would not get lost.
This kind of penmanship is getting rare, like books sad
Ginnie Hart: I love that we can still see books like this, even if on display behind windows. My maternal g'ma did pen-n-ink drawings like this for many books and newspapers in her day. It's a lost art, I'm afraid.
Imagine trying to explain a kindle to them !
Ginnie Hart: Now that's a thought, Bill!!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2014, 07:58
I would like to see more of the illustration- putti -coat of arms ... - an intersting subject you chose today - and I love old books. This is German and French! Anna Salome was an abbess.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love this Abbey in Thorn, Philine. Maybe one time we can take you and Mechtild there. So much to see.....
Wonderful book shot! good detail, nice day to you Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Roland. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2014, 08:21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Salome_of_Manderscheid-Blankenheim
"Anna Salome of Manderscheid-Blankenheim (12 December 1628 ┬ľ 15 March 1691) was Abbess of Thorn Abbey from 1648 to 1688, and the abbess of Essen Abbey from 1688 until her death.
She was highly educated and when she died, she left a private library of over one hundred books. The catalogue includes books on political, legal, geographical, historical subjects and even on medical instruments. Anna Salome ruled her abbeys herself, and even wrote legal briefs for her abbey in Essen."
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Philine. One of the reasons we chose to visit this abbey, even though we had to pay a fee, was because it was founded and run by women. It's very impressive!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 10 Mar 2014, 09:04
├ža ne nous rajeunit pas
JP
Ginnie Hart: We're younger than we think, JP! smile
An impressive shot Ginnie! I like the angle and the blacked out area, focusing my attention smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin. I love old books!
I have a friend who collects ancient books. They are true treasures. You have caught the detail in the old paper so well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I once cataloged rare books at the University of South Carolina and loved the feel and smell of them. They will always hold a special place in my heart. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2014, 10:38
Love the feel of books
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Adrian. eBooks will never replace them!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 10 Mar 2014, 11:04
Pen and ink does big things for me. I do like your composition very much.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. This reminds me of all the pen-n-ink drawings G'ma Olive did in her day...even in encyclopedia sets!
I don't speak Dutch or German.
But the text looks more German to me.
Something something "is" "mine", "America?". How's MY guess?
Ginnie Hart: Yup, LC, and thus the title: "This book is mine, Anna Salome...." Good guess. This is MY book. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2014, 12:29
Ha! I bet somewhere there's a fancy computer font that will do just that wink People who can write like this can command some high prices for their work. I can barely write longhand now.
Ginnie Hart: HA, indeed, Alan. I would enjoy writing like that now!!! smile
What a joy it would be to carefully turn page after page of a book of this age and marvel at the artistry of its contents. You must have really enjoyed cataloging treasures like this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You are so good at reading comments, Beverly, and getting the bigger context!!! Thank you for that.
Love this Ginnie... can't read the text though! Howevr I can sense it is a moment of history!
Ginnie Hart: In German it says "This book is mine, Anna Salome...." Thus my title, Ronky. smile Definitely history, from 1662.
Living ancient art...
Ginnie Hart: You can almost touch it, Larry, can't you!
  • pTCK
  • France
  • 10 Mar 2014, 16:32
Nice graphics in the lettering! in the style of the book
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pat.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2014, 16:35
1662 - our photos don't survive such a long time!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, HF! smile
It certainly would make an interesting font, I never think about taking photos of this sort of thing.
Ginnie Hart: Gotta lover everything old-timey, Brian, right?! smile Thanks.
Quite true Ginnie! Superb image.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard.
I think that is hand written, Ginnie - but I take your point. Although, actually, the font industry is booming smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, of course, Tom...hand-written in a font I would love to have! smile I know it's possible to make a font from your own penmanship, which I think would be quite fun. Hmmmm. I bet someone could make a lot of money marketing that. smile
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Mar 2014, 19:09
This is magnificent Ginnie, a real treasure.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Chad. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2014, 21:53
It is very elegant isn't it?

I love the way you have captured the fine details smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Cherry. I love stuff like this.
indeed !!! very dramatic looking literature ....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by again, Dennis!
I wish it was my book!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Michael!
very nicely positioned. i am quite attracted to the font
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush, and so am I. smile
So lovin' the texture...and oh how I love fonts! Beautiful photo!
Ginnie Hart: We're on the same page here, Robin. grin Thanks.

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