Please enter your username below and press the send button.A password reset link will be sent to you.
If you are unable to access the email address originally associated with your Delicious account, we recommend creating a new account.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on July 06, 2015
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on March 01, 2015
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on June 27, 2013
Late 16th century manuscript in German, lavishly and colourfully illustrated throughout its ~600 pages. It runs the pyrotechnics gamut beginning with depictions of mining and mills and gunpowder production, moving on to the design and creation of elaborate fireworks devices for display and pageant and all different types of explosive devices and munitions, as well as some guns, cannons and various engineering and defensive plans. This is one very comprehensive Early Modern treatise on the (quite unusual to today's way of understanding) weird and wonderful world of fireworks spectacles hundreds of years ago.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on January 06, 2013
Wide selection of prints (lithographs all) produced by various nations (mostly USA) that either encouraged people to contribute financially to the war efforts (bond buying or tickets for events) or worked as propaganda adverts to change attitudes and behaviours : make citizens support the troops and eat less or be more thrifty. All sorts of satirical or soap-operaesque or historical tropes deployed.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on November 26, 2012
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on October 18, 2012
Mid-15th c. illuminated manuscript from a Belgian scribe. In a part allegorical treatise, the work attempts to train people how to hunt birds and animals using weapons, nets, traps and dogs. There are also some scenes of royal lives in castles, as well as jousting and warring peasants. The miniatures are delicately painted.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on June 20, 2012
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on June 03, 2012
Anonymous album of sketches in crude hand showing sword and dagger fights. It's a training manual of sorts, with a small number of illustrations devoted to knights in armour. The rest show sword or dagger and sometimes involve buckler defence as well as physical semi-wrestling techniques. In watercolour and ink.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on May 28, 2012
Watercolour +/- gouache sketches from about the 1st decade of the 20th century. These are by a number of different artists depicting exaggerated caricatures or semi-caricatures of soldiers from British, Indian, Pakistani, Austrian & Hungarian armies. The vast majority are in colour and are portraits of single individuals.
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on March 27, 2012
A selection of multi-tonal lithographs after watercolour sketches in the 1850s by William Simpson. Many of these prints come with legends identify key features in the scenes. It was a very large illustration collection and, besides the actual battle scenes, the prints depict everything from battalion formations, transport means, medical evacuations and general topography of the surrounding area in the (now) Ukraine / Black sea region of the Crimean peninsular.