September 30, 2005 8:06 AM   Subscribe

BibliOdyssey is a new and spectacular compendium of the printed image. From detailed posts on Rare Books of the Japanese Diet Library to a look at some strange illustrations for The Master and the Margarita, the site has a broad range and an eclectic composition authorized by the quality of the posts. Other highlights include Micrographia, a mysterious Astronomické České, the prints of Jacques Callot, and images from Sydney Parkinson's journal of his explorations of New Zealand and Australia. Be sure to look through the archives.
posted by OmieWise (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm so in love with BibliOdyssey. Every time I visit I can't decide which thing to explore first, and I'm glad you linked to it. First rate. And it's peacay's.
posted by iconomy at 8:23 AM on September 30, 2005

Woot, peacay! There goes the weekend! Thanks, OmieWise.
posted by safetyfork at 8:38 AM on September 30, 2005

Ok, looked at half the links. Must pause to say: this is great.
posted by fatllama at 9:09 AM on September 30, 2005

Agreed: I've been an avid reader there almost since day one, and have been continually (pleasantly) surprised at how much fascinating stuff peacay has brought to light in such a short time.
posted by misteraitch at 9:13 AM on September 30, 2005

peacay has been sending me first-rate map links for some time; he keeps stumbling across them in his searches for the above. I'm delighted to see that his own project is going over well. Best of luck to him, and -- as I often write when giving credit to posts -- thanks again to peacay.
posted by mcwetboy at 9:40 AM on September 30, 2005

wow. No wonder peacay and I get along so well. subscribed!
posted by jessamyn at 4:03 PM on September 30, 2005

Yeah, peacay and his site are top-drawer. I'm amazed it hasn't been linked before; good post!

The Master and the Margarita? Boy, that gives a whole new image of the decadence that overcomes Moscow...
posted by languagehat at 5:34 PM on September 30, 2005

More kudos to add to the above, really good stuff.
posted by Wolof at 8:10 PM on September 30, 2005

I'm amazed it hasn't been linked before

It's less than three weeks old.
posted by mcwetboy at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2005

Well thanks guys & OmieWise. Glad you like it. Just out of interest because I guess it doesn't happen too often and Matt doesn't that I recall, talk a heap about traffic, in the 12 hours from when it was posted, there were about 800 unique (every one of you is special) visitors. Hm. Interesting.
posted by peacay at 10:00 PM on September 30, 2005

posted by Dreamghost at 11:28 PM on September 30, 2005

Spectacular! Thank you x1000! Words fail me--a rare and welcome event. This will keep me off the streets and away from productive activity for a while.... mefi is such a class act.
posted by clicktosubmit at 5:03 AM on October 1, 2005

This is brilliant - there are some beautiful manuscripts in there. I really liked the illustrations from Hooke's Micrographia in particular. Thank you Peacay and Omiewise.
posted by greycap at 5:09 AM on October 1, 2005

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