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Digitised and freely available online (along with notes detailing what he annotated, and where!)
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/collection/darwinlibrary

(And for the history geeks who prefer their history pre-Darwin, check out these beauties! http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/year/1450-1699 )
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Die ältere Eisenzeit in Finnland (1905) Parts 1 and 2, by Alfred Hackman
http://www.archive.org/details/diealtereeivol1pt1hack
http://www.archive.org/details/diealtereeivol1pt2hack

From the National Library of Finland: Raita, digital collection of early Finnish sound recordings, some downloadable in MP3 format for free.

Anyone know if there is a copy of Appelgren-Kivalo, Hjalmar Finnische Trachten aus der jüngeren Eisenzeit/Suomalaisia pukuja myöhemmältä rautakaudelta (1907) online anywhere?
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Melbourne Bourke St. has the shiny new Print on Demand service called 'The Storyteller', and it looks like its' catalogue is the Million Books Project.

Obviously, it would be nice if this information was on the book chains' website itself, instead of having to rely on newspapers, but it sounds cool. Would any readers recommend any titles from the Million Books project that would be better printed out into black and white softcover, rather than just downloaded to a laptop?
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So I can remember to look at these later:

The Episcopal registers of the diocese of St. David's 1397 to 1518
Volume 1 and 2 at the Internet Archive.

Ye Comic Guide of Heraldry (1878)looks to have some cute line art too.

From Google Books
English Book Plates. It says it was published in 1574, but it looks like it's a reprint from 1893.
Of Englishe Dogges, reprint from the 1576 original?
The Defence of Conny-catching, 1592
Malleus maleficarum (The Witches' Hammer), 17th c. reprint.
16th c. reprint.

Vecellio's Costumes anciens et modernes, 19th century version. Same year as the Internet Archive one, too.

This might be useful for someone:
Compendio de indumentaria española, con un preliminar de la historia del traje y el mobiliario en los principales pueblos de la antigüedad (1915) Compendium of Spanish outfits...

Grrrrr

Aug. 20th, 2008 04:35 pm
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They get all the good books after I graduate from there.
Melbourne uni has Osebergfunntet, but when I visited yesterday I couldn't find it. And they also have Priceless Invention of Humanity: Textiles, not that it's in the Libraries Australia database.
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From the Internet Archive:

A short guide for the use of visitors to the viking-ship from Gokstad (1898)
Author: Ingvald Martin Undset, 1853-1893

It's only a little book, and is an easy enough read, but has some interesting ideas about tents.
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I'm looking for anyone who would be able to photocopy some pages from a book.

The book is Herbarz średniowiecznego rycerstwa polskiego
by Józef Szymański, and it's not available in Australia.

It is in some public libraries in the USA though, according to Worldcat.
See: http://worldcat.org/oclc/31411405

I'm looking for pages 75 and 76, because hopefully they have information about the Abdank clan.

Can anyone help? I'm more than willing to trade articles or photocopies.
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I've mentioned the inscription by Eleanor Worchester previously, but there are also book curses and other weird and wonderful things.

W. Roberts wrote:
May this volume continue in motion
And its pages each day be unfurl'd,
Till an ant has drunk up the ocean,
Or a tortoise has crawl'd round the world.


From a 16th century French missal:

Should anyone by craft of any device whatever abstract this book from this place may his soul suffer, in retribution for what he has done, and may his name be erased from the book of the living and not recorded among the Blessed

From a really cool article about the sorts of things people write on their books:

Denis Beke owith pis boke

By a 15th century lady:
Iste liber constat Domine agnete (?) he hoo thys boke steleth schall have cryst cursse and myne

From another website, (this won't display properly, so go see the website)

Sor/Mor te sup/inf er no rum scrip/rap tor li bri poti/mori atur.
Or,
May he who wrote/steals this book procure/endure the joys/pangs of life supernal/death infernal.


Eleanors' message seems positively tame compared to the ones that threaten anathema and excommunication!
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Public Domain Books that might interest people:

Shakespeare and Music by Edward W. Naylor -- http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19676
Has MIDI files of the music, dance steps and musical notation 'of the 16th and 17th centuries'.
(I've only really glanced at it, but it looks like it's full of really interesting information)

An American Ballroom Companion, {Edit: Also here)
Has a reproduction of Brussels manuscript 9085, 15th century source for the Bassedance in
Das Tanzbüchlein der Margarete von Österreich: vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift MS 9085 aus dem Besitz der Bibliothéque. In DejaVu format.

Edit: A handful of pleasant delights, containing sundry new sonnets and delectable histories in divers kinds of metre &c. 1584
Includes greensleeves.

In general, on Internet Archive, if you search within a collection you're able to sort it by date, which can reveal some interesting books. Like Botanical History.
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Leather and fur : aspects of early Medieval trade and technology / edited by Esther Cameron.
ISBN: 1873132514, at Museum Victoria (must see if I can work this in with [livejournal.com profile] aslan42 and I going on a date)

Agnes Geijer, Textila skatter i Uppsala domkyrka från åtta århundraden
at the State Library of Victoria

Agnes Geijer, Orientalische Briefumschlage in schwedischem Besitz (just looks like a weird topic)
at La Trobe uni

Wladyslaw Duczko The filigree and granulation work of the Viking period : an analysis of the material from Björkö
ISBN: 9174021621
At NMIT Preston

The Scandinavians from the Vendel period to the tenth century : an ethnographic perspective
ISBN: 0851158676
At Melbourne uni

Maksim Harėtski and Stanislaǔ Stankevich, Apavi︠a︡danńi i apovest́s.́ "Dzv́e dushy"
At the State Library of Victoria.
Could I bother [livejournal.com profile] zhauranak, [livejournal.com profile] skepsys, or [livejournal.com profile] amberss to help double-check my translation of the title? I have 'Story -something, something-.Two Souls"?
I'm really confused. Vybachaytsye (Sorry!)
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A few months back I wrote a little on Birch Bark documents. Somewhere there is apparantly one written in Old Norse.

I've found a little bit more on my favourite medieval languages...

The List of Languages By First Written Accounts mentions birch bark letter 292 for Finnish Karelian, and the ABC-kirja for 'Finnish proper'
and, because the Vikings don't have a monopoly on 'runes', the Rovásírás from Hungary.

This book has a chapter on (old) Prussian place-names, I wonder if I could inter-library loan it.
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Acta Zoologica Lituanica
http://www.ekoi.lt/en/pages/view/?id=102

Current Issues in Language and Society, 1995-2000
http://www.channelviewpublications.net/cils/

Medžiagotyra (Materials Science)
http://www.ktu.lt/lt/mokslas/zurnalai/medz/meniu.asp
Google found a few articles on fabric weaves in folk costumes.

The list of books and citations Google has pulled up for Baltic archaeology is really interesting looking.
(Schwedische Kolonien in Lettland is here)

*slobbers all over the Libraries Australia Database*
"Die Kontakte zwischen Ostbaltikum und Skandinavien im frühen Mittelalter" is at Sydney university. I swear it wasn't there before!
"Gutar och vikingar" is at ANU in Canberra.
"Die Verbindungen zwischen Skandinavien und dem Ostbaltikum in der jüngeren Eisenzeit" doesn't seem to be in there though.
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I thought I should share, since this might interest someone:

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