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The Mission of Old Book Art

To provide & facilitate access to free illustrations: pictures, drawings, maps and other images scanned from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents. We have over 4,700 images in our gallery with more added regularly, all at no cost and most available at very high resolution. Most of these we have scanned or edited ourselves. We will also screen and provide links to other high quality resources.


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Some Samples of What is Here



Books From Amazon
Curious Woodcuts of Fanciful and Real Beasts

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

 The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright



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