A very startled bee from an English alchemical manuscript made in 1596. Source: Oxford MS Ashmole 1423 f.26.

1596 CE A very startled bee from an English alchemical manuscript made in Source: Oxford MS Ashmole 1423

pig princess on stilts, playing a harp -- you just don't get this in modern books

A pig on stilts in a hennin. What more could life offer? From Jean Froissart, Chroniques, Vol. IV, part 1 (the & Froissart& Netherlands, S. 1470 and Harley 4379 folio

Image from the Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

openmarginalis: ““Doubting Thomas”, “’The Breviary of Renaud de Bar’ or ‘The Breviary of Marguerite de Bar’”, Yates Thompson f. by “Master of the Pontifical of Renaud de Bar”, Metz, France c.

Nicholas of Lynn, Zodiac Man, Bodleian Library, 14th century

Ashmole Parchment manuscript [England] Author: Nicholas of Lynn Astronomical calendar Late century Zodiac man with signs of the zodiac associated with various parts of his body, on arrow-shaped particoloured ground. Text on either side.

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