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pointless-letters:

Bit harsh.

bit harsh? possibly. but only on vuvuzelas. they can’t help it. barrowman can…

pointless-letters:

Bit harsh.

bit harsh? possibly. but only on vuvuzelas. they can’t help it. barrowman can…

danskjavlarna:

Puss in Boots on the hunt, from Punch, 1888.

danskjavlarna:

Puss in Boots on the hunt, from Punch, 1888.

(via ohbender)

clickholeofficial:

Please share this list, georgetakei. We made it especially for you.
 

clickholeofficial:

Please share this list, georgetakeiWe made it especially for you.

 

holespoles:

Illustrations by Niō Mizushima for a Japanese edition of ‘Journey to the West’ (c. 1950)
水島 爾保布「絵本西遊記」
Journey to the West - 50 Watts

holespoles:

Illustrations by Niō Mizushima for a Japanese edition of ‘Journey to the West’ (c. 1950)

水島 爾保布「絵本西遊記」

Journey to the West - 50 Watts

(via ohbender)

danskjavlarna:

Matthew Hopkins, Witch Finder General, from Art magic, or, Mudane, sub-mundane and super-mundane spiritism by William Britten, 1898.

danskjavlarna:

Matthew Hopkins, Witch Finder General, from Art magic, or, Mudane, sub-mundane and super-mundane spiritism by William Britten, 1898.

(Source: oneletterwords.com)

further to yesterday’s favourite books’ list, here’s more about uncle the elephant:

from wikipedia: ”Martin’s Uncle stories were first told to his children before he was persuaded to write them down for a wider audience. When they were first published in the late 1960s and early 1970s they were hailed as modern classics of children’s literature, although their fame has faded considerably since then, leading for many years to a complete lack of reprints and great scarcity, although some of the stories were re-published as recently as 2008. The Uncle of the six books in the series is a millionaire elephant with a purple dressing-gown, a B.A. from Oxford, and a clean-living past marred by a single, never-to-be-forgotten discreditable incident. He has many friends and supporters, including the Old Monkey, the One-Armed Badger, the cat Goodman, Noddy Ninety, Cloutman, the King of the Badgers, and Butterskin Mute. He is also the owner of an enormous castle called Homeward:

"Homeward is hard to describe, but try to think of about a hundred skyscrapers all joined together and surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge over it, and you’ll get some idea. The towers are of many colours, and there are bathing pools and gardens amongst them, also switchback railways running from tower to tower, and water-chutes from top to bottom.

"Uncle is the sworn enemy of the inhabitants of Badfort, an enormous derelict fortress that blights the landscape in front of Homeward. When Uncle surveys Badfort through his telescope at the beginning of the first book he looks "with disapproval along the whole length of Badfort, noting that there were more windows than ever stuffed with sacking", and when the Old Monkey goes there to rescue Uncle from imprisonment towards the end of Uncle Cleans Up, he discovers that it has "hundreds of rooms, many with the roofs falling in, and all the passages were piled with rubble and broken glass", while the "only light was an occasional gleam from a scob-oil lamp".

"Living in Badfort are the Badfort gang, nominally headed by the Hateman family, Beaver, Nailrod Snr, Nailrod Jnr, Filljug, and Sigismund, with the support of Flabskin, Oily Joe, the dwarvish, cowardly, skewer-throwing Isidore Hitmouse, the scheming ghost Hootman, and Jellytussle, an animated mound of bluish jelly. The Badfort gang, with their Hating Books, constant plots against Uncle, constant schemes to raise money, and spasmodic low feasting and drunkenness, are a large part of what make the Uncle books unique, and the illustrations drawn by Quentin Blake for first publication of the books have frequently been praised for capturing the exuberance and surrealism of Martin’s prose.

"The Uncle books are:

Uncle (1964)

Uncle Cleans Up (1965)

Uncle and His Detective (1966)

Uncle and the Treacle Trouble (1967)

Uncle and Claudius the Camel (1970)

Uncle and the Battle for Badgertown (1973)”

the best webpages and resources for this (and where i got most of the images) are:

http://talesfromhomeward.blogspot.co.uk/

http://uncle-tv.com/

http://www.mssz.co.uk/uncle

thebristolboard:

Illustrations by Anders Nilsen from the article, “Bug Love" by Scott R. Shaw, in the New York Times Sunday Review section, August 23, 2014.

biblioklept:

The Music Master — Edmund Dulac