October 9, 2011
life:

Researchers in panda costumes perform a physical exam on a 6-month-old panda cub at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre in China in February 2011. The cub, born to a captive panda mother, was the first captive-bred cub to be reintroduced to the wild. The researchers dressed as pandas so the cub wouldn’t begin to identify with humans.
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life:

Researchers in panda costumes perform a physical exam on a 6-month-old panda cub at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre in China in February 2011. The cub, born to a captive panda mother, was the first captive-bred cub to be reintroduced to the wild. The researchers dressed as pandas so the cub wouldn’t begin to identify with humans.

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October 4, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

Gilliatt had thrust his arm deep into the opening; the monster had snapped at it. It held him fast, as the spider holds the fly.
François Flameng, illustration to Les travailleurs de la mer (The toilers of the sea), from Illustration des oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo vol. 3 Paris, 1885.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Gilliatt had thrust his arm deep into the opening; the monster had snapped at it. It held him fast, as the spider holds the fly.

François Flameng, illustration to Les travailleurs de la mer (The toilers of the sea), from Illustration des oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo vol. 3 Paris, 1885.

(Source: archive.org)

September 24, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

Poland, 17th century: full harnessing of a war horse. 
From Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, by Auguste Racinet, Paris, 1888.
(Source: archive.org. The French edition seems to be more complete than the German one.)

oldbookillustrations:

Poland, 17th century: full harnessing of a war horse.

From Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, by Auguste Racinet, Paris, 1888.

(Source: archive.org. The French edition seems to be more complete than the German one.)

September 20, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

The bear, having descended from the mast, had fallen on the two men.  (A winter amid the ice)
Adrien Marie, from Le docteur Ox (Doctor Ox), by Jules Verne, Paris, not dated.
(Source archive.org.)

oldbookillustrations:

The bear, having descended from the mast, had fallen on the two men. (A winter amid the ice)

Adrien Marie, from Le docteur Ox (Doctor Ox), by Jules Verne, Paris, not dated.

(Source archive.org.)

September 20, 2011
life:

Talk about glamorous — Ending Fashion Week off right: Cats Wearing Hats

life:

Talk about glamorous — Ending Fashion Week off right: Cats Wearing Hats

September 8, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

Anatomy of a female grass snake.
From Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) vol. 1, by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig, Vienna, 1920.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Anatomy of a female grass snake.

From Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) vol. 1, by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig, Vienna, 1920.

(Source: archive.org)

September 8, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

European Fire-bellied Toad and Yellow-bellied Toad.
Joseph Fleischmann, from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) vol. 1, by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig, Vienna, 1920.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

European Fire-bellied Toad and Yellow-bellied Toad.

Joseph Fleischmann, from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) vol. 1, by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig, Vienna, 1920.

(Source: archive.org)

September 7, 2011
life:

Just a lil Sunday treat for you guys… Cats in Costumes Looking Horrified

life:

Just a lil Sunday treat for you guys… Cats in Costumes Looking Horrified

August 19, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

I beheld a noble stag with a fine full-grown cherry-tree above ten feet high between his antlers.
J. B. Clark, from The surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, London, 1895.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

I beheld a noble stag with a fine full-grown cherry-tree above ten feet high between his antlers.

J. B. Clark, from The surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, London, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

August 18, 2011
oldbookillustrations:

These dreadful animals knowing, I presume, the force of our troop, advanced very slowly…
William Strang, from The surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, London, 1895.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

These dreadful animals knowing, I presume, the force of our troop, advanced very slowly…

William Strang, from The surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, London, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

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