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Amat insensatus otia Jasminum.

purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 
Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 

Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

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vintageski:

A shockingly bad book cover for a mystery novel by Ellery Queen. “Ellery Queen” is both a fictional character and a pseudonym created and used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, NY - Daniel Nathan (alias Frederic Dannay) and his cousin Manford Lepofsky (Manfred Bennington Lee). They also allowed the Ellery Queen name to be used as a house name for a number of novels written by other authors, most of them published in the 1960s as paperback originals and not featuring Ellery Queen as a character. The above is one of those and it was written by John Holbrook Vance, AKA Jack Vance.  Confused yet?

vintageski:

A shockingly bad book cover for a mystery novel by Ellery Queen. “Ellery Queen” is both a fictional character and a pseudonym created and used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, NY - Daniel Nathan (alias Frederic Dannay) and his cousin Manford Lepofsky (Manfred Bennington Lee). They also allowed the Ellery Queen name to be used as a house name for a number of novels written by other authors, most of them published in the 1960s as paperback originals and not featuring Ellery Queen as a character. The above is one of those and it was written by John Holbrook Vance, AKA Jack Vance.  Confused yet?

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timoni:

Sangrail, a poem written by František Střížovský. Illustrated by Břetislav Štorm , via josefskrhola on Flickr.

timoni:

Sangrail, a poem written by František Střížovský. Illustrated by Břetislav Štorm , via josefskrhola on Flickr.

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unknowngenre:

Cars and Films by Jesús Prudencio

Minimal posters of some of the most recognizable movie cars.

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