Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Kalender Of Shepherdes

Here's a handful of great woodcuts found while browsing peacay's excellent image collection over on flickr. See more from the Kalender Of Shepherdes collection here.

The following is a quote from peacay regarding what these works are about...

"The 'Kalender of the Shepherdes' is a late medieval almanac first published in the 1490s in Paris by Guy Marchant and Antoine Vérard. It incorporates writing and illustrations that traverse a number of themes including astrological, feasting and Saints day calendars, farming advice, folk medicine and (most significantly) religious instruction."

More info and pics are available at the original BibliOdyssey article.

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