#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 22nd, 2013 12:20
#2 By: Shuck, October 22nd, 2013 12:31
Somehow that seems like it makes the manuscripts even better.
#3 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 22nd, 2013 12:43
#4 By: Christopher Waldrop, October 22nd, 2013 12:43
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.
#5 By: David Forbes, October 22nd, 2013 12:51
That kid was a great artist, too.
#6 By: Espresso, October 22nd, 2013 13:50
On the Order of the Species?
Never heard of it.
#7 By: sockdoll, October 22nd, 2013 17:50
Needs more ancient astronauts armed with flamethrowers and riding dinosaurs.
#8 By: Susan Carley Oliver, October 22nd, 2013 18:30
It's interesting that the birds are so multi-coloured but the insects are just b&w line drawings.
#9 By: Tynam, October 23rd, 2013 04:27
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".
#10 By: Jardine, October 23rd, 2013 05:11
Wasn't the issue that paper was quite expensive? You couldn't just pop down to Staples and get reams of it for cheap.
#11 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 27th, 2013 12:20
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