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D is for Discovery

August 4, 2008

Discovering a great website is a small but very real delight. Yesterday, thanks to StumbleUpon, I found a site called POW!, which in turn led me to Liam’s Pictures from Old Books, where I found the wonderful ornamented D that begins this paragraph. The site offers illustrations of all types, including old maps, sample alphabets, technical illustrations ranging from 19th century “marine lighting” to medieval “siege engines.”

We have some old books ourselves, so I’ll make a few scans and send them to Liam. If you’re interested in old books, you might want to do the same.

The POW! site, by the way, contains links to free and cheap stock photos of all kinds. Enjoy.

3 Responses to “D is for Discovery”

  1. Mike Nichols Says:

    Thanks! Very useful sites, especially Liam’s.

  2. Cowtown Pattie Says:

    Cool beans, Pete! Thanks for sharing. Gives me scads of ideas…

  3. Liam Quin Says:

    Thanks for the review! I’m glad you liked it.

    Please do contact me directly (liam at holoweb dot net) before sending scans! I love to receive them and put them online, but have to make sure they’re scanned well and that the books are out of copyright first.

    Thanks again! Delighted to see the initial capital being used, too 🙂


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