maggiekb — 2013-10-22T12:20:00-04:00 — #1
shuck — 2013-10-22T12:31:46-04:00 — #2
Somehow that seems like it makes the manuscripts even better.
maggiekb — 2013-10-22T12:43:02-04:00 — #3
spunkytws — 2013-10-22T12:43:18-04:00 — #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 — 2013-10-22T12:51:39-04:00 — #5
That kid was a great artist, too.
espresso — 2013-10-22T13:50:36-04:00 — #6
On the Order of the Species?
Never heard of it.
sockdoll — 2013-10-22T17:50:36-04:00 — #7
Needs more ancient astronauts armed with flamethrowers and riding dinosaurs.
ohbejoyful — 2013-10-22T18:30:15-04:00 — #8
It's interesting that the birds are so multi-coloured but the insects are just b&w line drawings.
tynam — 2013-10-23T04:27:36-04:00 — #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 — 2013-10-23T05:11:55-04:00 — #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 — 2013-10-27T12:20:04-04:00 — #11
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