Historiated initial 'D' of a Memento Mori, measuring 125 x 110. On the reverse, partial four-line stave, musical notation and text: '..antur'. Image taken from f. 6 of Cuttings from a Gradual. Written in Latin.
Detail of a full-page miniature of a Memento Mori. Image taken from f. 53 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.
Broadside shows a calavera instructing people to go into the graveyard. The text conveys how the time will come for everyone to end up there. A second calavera in verse (epitaph) is titled "Calavera widows, cal... more
Segunda calavera taurina de la nueva estudiantina. A este toro delgado cual espina, hoy lo viene a torear la estudiantina
Broadside shows four human skeletons in triangular hats and carrying musical instruments taunting a skeleton bull. The text, in verse, conveys the slaying of the bull and speaks of death in general.
Illustration showing Jay Gould as the Devil holding a paper labeled "Majority of Stock", standing outside an office labeled "Successor to Satan"; he is presiding over the "Hades & World Lightning Transportation... more
Drawing shows only the right half of a two page spread with Death on horseback and as a skeleton carrying a scythe (the blade of which appears in the missing left half) racing to the right over bodies and the w... more
Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3, p. 41v – Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 (1460-1567)
Collection of medieval manuscript pages from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.
A true relation of the unjust, cruell, and barbarous proceedings against the English at Amboyna in the East-Indies 1624 (Leiden via Geheugen)
Collection of spooky and death images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.