maggiekb at October 22nd, 2013 12:20 — #1
shuck at October 22nd, 2013 12:31 — #2
Somehow that seems like it makes the manuscripts even better.
maggiekb at October 22nd, 2013 12:43 — #3
spunkytws at October 22nd, 2013 12:43 — #4
I'd call this an enormous improvement since it reminds us that even the greatest scientific breakthroughs are made by people with lives outside the laboratory.
nixiebunny at October 22nd, 2013 12:51 — #5
That kid was a great artist, too.
espresso at October 22nd, 2013 13:50 — #6
On the Order of the Species?
Never heard of it.
sockdoll at October 22nd, 2013 17:50 — #7
Needs more ancient astronauts armed with flamethrowers and riding dinosaurs.
ohbejoyful at October 22nd, 2013 18:30 — #8
It's interesting that the birds are so multi-coloured but the insects are just b&w line drawings.
tynam at October 23rd, 2013 04:27 — #9
Anyone who seriously studies historical texts gets used to this. Medieval manuscripts are particularly good for marginal doodles, not to mention referential illumination alluding to medieval marginal doodle "standards".
jardine at October 23rd, 2013 05:11 — #10
Wasn't the issue that paper was quite expensive? You couldn't just pop down to Staples and get reams of it for cheap.
maggiekb at October 27th, 2013 12:20 — #11
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