Penguin UK blog today pointed me to this great collection of "colophonic artistry." A-G here and the rest here. Vintage fun. Love the dancing penguin.
The World Digital Library site I discussed here launched today. Awe-inspiring. And did not crash the first day out like Europeana did back in the fall.
Example of the treasure trove pictured above. "This illuminated page in Javanese script is from a chronicle of a Javanese court in Yogyakarta. Located in central Java, Yogyakarta was one of two main pre-colonial royal cities in Java and a center of Javanese culture. The history of local leaders and royal families was recorded in chronicles such as this one. The document is from the collections of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden."
Armchair scholar fantasy. What will you look for here?