"In Mary Shelley We Trust" - now available as prints, tote bags, pillows, and iphone cases over at Society6. Because the Queen of Science Fiction deserves it.
The Queen of Hearts nicer sister The Queen of Spades
The scans come from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
A previously-covered Cotsen exhibit says about the book:Insects stand in for people in this highly fanciful French alphabet. In addition to weight-lifting or parading down the boulevard, they file into church, ice skate, duel, dance, sail, paint, serenade a lover or invite her to dance, and, of course, improve their minds reading.
Hetzel was one of the most important publishers of children’s books in late nineteenth-century France, whose publications were distinguished by their handsome gold-stamped cloth bindings and excellent illustrations.
Courtney Love consoling Kurt’s fans after his suicide
—A Guide to the Animated Series—
The strangler is a rare poison, which makes the person unable to breathe. The poison is made from plants that are only found on islands in the Jade Sea. The leaves of the plant are picked and aged, then soaked in a wash of limes, sugar water and rare spices from the Summer Islands. The leaves are then discarded, but the liquid is kept and thickened with ash and allowed to crystallize. It turns a deep purple color.
Saw my all time favourite dress. Great opportunity to shoot some close-ups!