The Public Domain Review http://publicdomainreview.org/ This is just an automatic copy of Public Domain Review blog. The Holkham Bible Picture Book (ca. 1330) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/holkham-bible http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/The-Holkham-Bible-Picture-Book-(ca-1330) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:34:00 +0100

This "Bible" selectively illustrates the Old and New Testaments, taking us from Genesis to Revelation in a series of 231 beautifully executed miniatures.

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This "Bible" selectively illustrates the Old and New Testaments, taking us from Genesis to Revelation in a series of 231 beautifully executed miniatures.

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Resurrection on Repeat: *Rules and Orders of the Humane Society* (1787) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/humane-society http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Resurrection-on-Repeat-Rules-and-Orders-of-the-Humane-Society-(1787 Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:44:00 +0100

The pamphlet documents thirteen years of success since the 1774 establishment of Britain’s Humane Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Dead by Drowning.

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The pamphlet documents thirteen years of success since the 1774 establishment of Britain’s Humane Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Dead by Drowning.

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Beastly Clues: T. S. Eliot, Torquemada, and the Modernist Crossword https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/beastly-clues http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Beastly-Clues-T-S-Eliot-Torquemada-and-the-Modernist-Crossword Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:06:00 +0100

Just a few years after The Waste Land appeared — a poem whose difficulty critics compared to some “pompous cross-word puzzle” — Edward Powys Mathers (alias: Torquemada) pioneered the cryptic: a puzzle form that, like modernist poetry, unwove language and rewove it anew. Roddy Howland Jackson reveals the pleasures and imaginative creatures lurking in Torquemada's lively grids.

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Just a few years after The Waste Land appeared — a poem whose difficulty critics compared to some “pompous cross-word puzzle” — Edward Powys Mathers (alias: Torquemada) pioneered the cryptic: a puzzle form that, like modernist poetry, unwove language and rewove it anew. Roddy Howland Jackson reveals the pleasures and imaginative creatures lurking in Torquemada's lively grids.

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Reciting Pictures: Buddhist Texts for the Illiterate https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/buddhist-texts-for-the-illiterate http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Reciting-Pictures-Buddhist-Texts-for-the-Illiterate Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:05:00 +0100

Some Japanese texts use a rebus-style script for teaching the illiterate to recite the Heart Sūtra, and other sacred texts, in Chinese.

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Some Japanese texts use a rebus-style script for teaching the illiterate to recite the Heart Sūtra, and other sacred texts, in Chinese.

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Between Frogs and Gods: Illustrations of Physiognomy https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/frogs-to-apollo http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Between-Frogs-and-Gods-Illustrations-of-Physiognomy Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:11:00 +0100

Images of a frog metamorphing into Apollo illustrating Johann Kaspar Lavater's theories of physiognomy.

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Images of a frog metamorphing into Apollo illustrating Johann Kaspar Lavater's theories of physiognomy.

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Gustave Zander and the 19th-Century Gym https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/zander-gym http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Gustave-Zander-and-the-19th-Century-Gym Tue, 04 Jan 2022 07:34:00 +0100

Modern fitness culture finds its origins in 19th-century Stockholm, where Dr. Zander invented precursors to today's gym equipment.

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Modern fitness culture finds its origins in 19th-century Stockholm, where Dr. Zander invented precursors to today's gym equipment.

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Happy Public Domain Day 2022! https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2022/01/public-domain-day-2022 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Happy-Public-Domain-Day-2022 Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:26:00 +0100

Each January 1st is Public Domain Day, where a new crop of works have their copyrights expire and become free to enjoy, share, and reuse for any purpose.

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Each January 1st is Public Domain Day, where a new crop of works have their copyrights expire and become free to enjoy, share, and reuse for any purpose.

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Top 10 Most Read Pieces from 2021 https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/top-10-most-read-pieces-from-2021 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Top-10-Most-Read-Pieces-from-2021 Mon, 27 Dec 2021 22:11:00 +0100

From Alice's Wonderland to Japanese fireworks, a rundown of the ten most read pieces we published this year.

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From Alice's Wonderland to Japanese fireworks, a rundown of the ten most read pieces we published this year.

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Little Switzerlands: Alpine Kitsch in England https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/little-switzerlands-alpine-kitsch-in-england http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Little-Switzerlands-Alpine-Kitsch-in-England Wed, 08 Dec 2021 13:05:00 +0100

Far from the treacherous peaks and ravines of Switzerland, Alpine cottages arose, unexpectedly, amid the hillocks and modest streams of 19th-century England. Seán Williams recovers the peculiar fad for “Little Switzerlands”, where the Romantic sublime meets countryside kitsch.

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Far from the treacherous peaks and ravines of Switzerland, Alpine cottages arose, unexpectedly, amid the hillocks and modest streams of 19th-century England. Seán Williams recovers the peculiar fad for “Little Switzerlands”, where the Romantic sublime meets countryside kitsch.

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Snowball Fights in Art (1400–1946) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/snowball-fights http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Snowball-Fights-in-Art-(1400-1946) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 12:46:00 +0100

What’s wondrous about browsing the images of snowball fights gathered here is how little changes across centuries and continents.

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What’s wondrous about browsing the images of snowball fights gathered here is how little changes across centuries and continents.

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All Sound Recordings Prior to 1923 Will Enter the US Public Domain in 2022 https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/all-sound-recordings-prior-to-1923-will-enter-the-us-public-domain-in-2022 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/All-Sound-Recordings-Prior-to-1923-Will-Enter-the-US-Public-Domain-in Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:37:00 +0100

Thanks to the Music Modernization Act passed by US Congress in 2018, all sound recordings prior to 1923 will have their copyrights expire in the US on January 1st.

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Thanks to the Music Modernization Act passed by US Congress in 2018, all sound recordings prior to 1923 will have their copyrights expire in the US on January 1st.

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Our New Countdown Calendar for Works Entering the Public Domain https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/new-public-domain-countdown-calendar http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Our-New-Countdown-Calendar-for-Works-Entering-the-Public-Domain Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:38:00 +0100

A new section on the site dedicated to celebrating works entering the public domain.

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A new section on the site dedicated to celebrating works entering the public domain.

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*Odd Showers* (1870) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/odd-showers http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Odd-Showers-(1870) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:38:00 +0100

An odd little book about frogs and fishes raining down from the sky and the reasons why they do so.

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An odd little book about frogs and fishes raining down from the sky and the reasons why they do so.

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The Launch of Our End-of-Year Fundraiser! https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/12/launch-of-end-of-year-fundraiser-2021 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/2021-12-01-The-Launch-of-Our-End-of-Year-Fundraiser Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:40:00 +0100

Our End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched, and the new postcards theme will be Ink.

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Our End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched, and the new postcards theme will be Ink.

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*Clavis Artis* by “Zoroaster” https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/clavis-artis http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Clavis-Artis-by-Zoroaster Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:47:00 +0100

Alchemical images from a 17th- or 18th-century manuscript that claims to be much older: a direct translation from Zoroaster himself.

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Alchemical images from a 17th- or 18th-century manuscript that claims to be much older: a direct translation from Zoroaster himself.

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William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/william-wells-brown-wildcat-banker http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/William-Wells-Brown-Wildcat-Banker Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:46:00 +0100

A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad.

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A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad.

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Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/perry-miscarriage http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Joseph-Perry-s-Medical-Illustrations-of-Miscarriage-(1834) Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:44:00 +0100

Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features 12 coloured plates by Joseph Perry.

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Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features 12 coloured plates by Joseph Perry.

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Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021 https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/11/last-order-dates-for-christmas-2021 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Last-Order-Dates-for-Christmas-2021 Thu, 18 Nov 2021 12:45:00 +0100

The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time for Dec 25th.

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The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time for Dec 25th.

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28 New Prints Up On Our Online Shop https://publicdomainreview.org/blog/2021/11/new-prints-nov-21 http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/28-New-Prints-Up-On-Our-Online-Shop Wed, 17 Nov 2021 18:31:00 +0100

New delights for your walls, including works by Blake, Grandville, Redon, Hiroshige, and lots of stunning Japanese firework illustrations.

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New delights for your walls, including works by Blake, Grandville, Redon, Hiroshige, and lots of stunning Japanese firework illustrations.

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Imaging Inscape: *The Human Soul* (1913) https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/baraduc-soul http://autoblog.kd2.org/publicdomainreview/Imaging-Inscape-The-Human-Soul-(1913) Wed, 17 Nov 2021 07:33:00 +0100

Hippolyte Baraduc’s book recounts his invention of a photography-like process in which his subjects directly transmitted their soul’s vibrations onto a chemical plate.

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Hippolyte Baraduc’s book recounts his invention of a photography-like process in which his subjects directly transmitted their soul’s vibrations onto a chemical plate.

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