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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

[William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in a mason's garb]

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

[Central Dome, Paris Exposition, 1889]

Illumination of Solomon and Sheba - Old Testament I

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

[Printed vellum page from the first book printed in small type. 1459]

[Marcus Tullus Cicero, bust portrait on page of Latin text]

[Printed vellum page from Corpus Juris Civilis, 1468]

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in decorative border]

Incipit liber tercius de vocabulo arithmetice disciplinae

[A volvelle showing the movement of the moon throughout the calendar year]

[The Capture of Christ]

[Page of text in Physica, with decorated initial Q]

[Fisherman using hand net]

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: the fox and the crane, ca. 1479 - item 57]

[Fable of crane and peacock]

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page including border

Animals sawing wooden planks

Coat-of-arms

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monsters]

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: Aesop surrounded by symbols of fables, 1481 - #60]

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pots]

[Geometric diagrams in margins of text of first printed edition of Euclid's "Elements," which they illus.: 2 diagrams at left of text (page headed "Liber")]

[Title page of Elementa geometrie; with decorated border and initial P and geometric diagrams]

[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

[Khosrau I (d. 579), king of Persia, seated on throne, directing Burzuwayh, the sage, to go to India to procure the Kalilah Wa Dimnah ("Book of Wisdom")]

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

[Illus: Prognostication: Clergyman ("Jupiter") blessing farmer ("Sagitarius") tilling soil; "Mars" in armor is radiating beams upon them]

[The Last Supper]

[Knight in armor slaying dragon; woman kneeling]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

"View of Venice"

Siege of Jerusalem by Crusaders, 1099

"View of Venice"

"View of Venice"

Pope Urban II urging kings and knights to join a Crusade, Nov. 1095

"View of Venice"

Du Temps

[Christ]

[The Trojan Horse]

Woman with hunting horn and dog on leash; symbolic representation of "the Soul hunting the child Jesus"

Lion with two shields

[Life of the Virgin. Angel appearing to Joachim] / AD.

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

Dante & Virgil confronted by wolf, leopard, and lion

[Illustrated title page]

St. Jerome interrupting his work of translating the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible to remove a thorn from a lion's paw

[Cosmos]

[Viticultural scenes - man crushing grapes in vat with his feet]

[Saint Pantaleon, d. 305, full, standing, facing slightly right]

[Viticultural scenes - man making wine vats]

[Viticultural scenes - grape vine]

Cessolis. Libro de giuocho di Scacchi. Firenze...1493

[Adam and Eve in Garden]

[Viticultural scenes - man using two-pronged hoe in vineyard]

[Viticultural scenes - man offering another a cup of wine]

L'Aquatinta magnanimo duca

[Lion and bird]

[2 men standing beside woman scribe(?) seated at reading stand]

Herodotus. Historia. Venezia...1494

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the firmament in concentric circles]

[Man performing autopsy on cadaver lying on table as 8 other men look on]

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek and Arabic medical books, and three patients waiting to have their urine examined]

[Seated figure writing at desk]

Illus. of St. Dympna, 7th Century Irish princess who was martyred by resisting the incestuous designs of her pagan father

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regiomontanus, seated beneath an armillary sphere and surrounded by decorated border]

[2 botanical illus. and page of text]

[Composite of scene of Virgin Mary bathing]

[Virgin and Child with the Monkey]

The Last Supper

[Garden with people and apparatus for distilling a plant's medicinal essences]

[Christ bearing the cross]

[Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or boil under his armpit]

[Charles VII, king of France, 1403-1461, full, seated on throne, surrounded by court]

Prudence

The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus

[Crucifixion study]

[Ferdinand II, King of Spain, pointing across Atlantic to where Columbus is landing with three ships amid large group of Indians]

Nemesis (the great fortune)

[Deposition from the Cross]

The Virgin and Child on a grassy bench

Typus arithmeticae

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

Indians; Ships of Discovery

St. Christopher

The presentation of the Child Jesus