jtotheizzoe:

History is a Click Away - 23 Historic Manuscripts Available Online
Like Mozart’s composition notebook above, The Atlantic looks at 23 rare and beautiful texts available for you to peruse online.
(via The Atlantic)

I just can’t resist listing some of them:
Motzart’s Notebook
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notes
The Notes of William Blake
The only surviving piece of the earliest draft of the Declaration of Independence
The final draft, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson
The earliest edition of Alice’s Adventures Underground
De Humani Corporis Fabrica of 1543, an influential book in early Western medicine
Jane Austin’s History of England, written as a parody when she was 15
The still-undeciphered 15th century Voynich Manuscript
The 125 BC Dead Sea Scrolls
A 10th century edition of The Iliad
The Magna Carta
Sultan Baybar’s early 14th century Koran, written in gold
The Hebrew Bible in Lisbon of 1482
The 15th century Gutenberg Bible
The Diamond Sutra,  the world’s earliest, dated, printed book, dating to 868 AD
A 17th century copy of the Ethiopic Bible
The 7th century Lindisfarne Gospels.
A 15th century edition of The Canterbury Tales
The earliest quarto of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Just amazing…

jtotheizzoe:

History is a Click Away - 23 Historic Manuscripts Available Online

Like Mozart’s composition notebook above, The Atlantic looks at 23 rare and beautiful texts available for you to peruse online.

(via The Atlantic)

I just can’t resist listing some of them:

Motzart’s Notebook

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notes

The Notes of William Blake

The only surviving piece of the earliest draft of the Declaration of Independence

The final draft, handwritten by Thomas Jefferson

The earliest edition of Alice’s Adventures Underground

De Humani Corporis Fabrica of 1543, an influential book in early Western medicine

Jane Austin’s History of England, written as a parody when she was 15

The still-undeciphered 15th century Voynich Manuscript

The 125 BC Dead Sea Scrolls

A 10th century edition of The Iliad

The Magna Carta

Sultan Baybar’s early 14th century Koran, written in gold

The Hebrew Bible in Lisbon of 1482

The 15th century Gutenberg Bible

The Diamond Sutra, the world’s earliest, dated, printed book, dating to 868 AD

A 17th century copy of the Ethiopic Bible

The 7th century Lindisfarne Gospels.

A 15th century edition of The Canterbury Tales

The earliest quarto of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Just amazing…

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