Engravings from the scientific work “Perspectiva Corporum Regularium” which is remembered for its engravings of polyhedra and was published in 1568 by Wenzel Jamnitzer who worked in Nuremberg. Living from 1507 to 1585, he worked as a court goldsmith when he wasn’t busy doing science.

Plate, inscribed "H IIII" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H IIII” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum
Plate, inscribed "H II" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H II” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum
Plate, inscribed "H I" on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper.
Plate, inscribed “H I” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. In the public domain due to age. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/08/jamnitzer-perspectiva.html
Plate, inscribed "H III" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H III” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum

Plates of shells from William Turton’s 1840 work “A Manual of the Land and Fresh-water Shells of the British Islands.” Someone else I found out about visiting them at the antiquarian fair in Boston last month.

Plate III, figures 14 through 27. Page 331.
Plate III, figures 14 through 27. Page 331. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/331/mode/1up
Plate IV, figures 30 through 43. Page 333.
Plate IV, figures 30 through 43. Page 333. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/333/mode/1up
Plate VI, figures 61 through 74. Page 337.
Plate VI, figures 61 through 74. Page 337. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/337/mode/1up
Plate IX, figures 101 through 112. Page 343.
Plate IX, figures 101 through 112. Page 343. Collection of the University of California Libraries. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60677#page/343/mode/1up

1826 and the tontine having finally paid off. Money enough to redecorate every inch. Might as well start spending now before someone else does. From Ackermann’s “Repository.”

Gothic sofa. Plate 29. 1826.
“A Gothic Sofa. Plate 29. Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Candelabras. Plate 27. 1826.
Candelabras. Plate 27. 1826.Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
A Gothic window. Plate 11. 1826.
A Gothic window. Plate 11. 1826. Ser3 v7. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Horizontal grand piano forte. Plate 5. 1826.
Horizontal grand piano forte. Plate 5. 1826. Ser3 v8. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html
Gothic chairs. Plate 29. 1826.
Gothic chairs. Plate 29. 1826. Ser3 v7. Collection of Oxford University. Digitalized version at archive.org. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.ekduncan.com/2012/01/regency-furniture-1823-1828-ackermanns.html

Plates from the book “Early western travels, 1748-1846,” which featured annotated reprints from earlier volumes mostly of the sort meant to encourage Americans to head west. Published in 1904, it was edited by Thwaites, Reuben Gold Thwaites and published in Cleveland, Ohio.

Frontispiece from "A Narrative of a year's residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,"
Frontispiece. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n132
"Soda Springs."
“Soda Springs.” Page 251. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n251
"Chimney."
“Chimney.” Page 223. Taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n223
"Worship in the Desert,"
“Worship in the Desert,” page 146. taken from “A Narrative of a year’s residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains,” P. J. De Smet SJ, author. 1843. Page 146. Digitalized by Google. In the public domain.https://archive.org/details/earlywesterntra37thwagoog/page/n145

Rhodea Japonica, a species of Japanese lily all living in pots, at least here. From Inoue Gensuke 1883 (Meiji 16) work “Omoto Chasei Chūkei.” Taken from the website of rare book firm Boston Book Company some of whose books I got to visit in person at the antiquarian book fair earlier this month. Copperplates, possibly also with stenciling and wood engraving.

Variegated.
Variegated. 1883. Image © 2019 Boston Book Company. Fair use license. via https://www.rarebook.com/pages/books/90403/inoue-gensuke/omoto-chasei-chukei
Fan. 1883. Image © 2019 Boston Book Company. Fair use license. via https://www.rarebook.com/pages/books/90403/inoue-gensuke/omoto-chasei-chukei
Fan. 1883. Image © 2019 Boston Book Company. Fair use license. via https://www.rarebook.com/pages/books/90403/inoue-gensuke/omoto-chasei-chukei
Red stand. 1883.
Red stand. 1883. Image © 2019 Boston Book Company. Fair use license. via https://www.rarebook.com/pages/books/90403/inoue-gensuke/omoto-chasei-chukei

Eighteenth century copperplate engravings of fish from Marcus Elieser Bloch’s “Ökonomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands” which was published in Berlin in 1783-85.

"Cyprinus Gibelio die Gibel."
“Cyprinus Gibelio die Gibel.” Figure 12, page 31. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100546#page/31/mode/1up
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“Cyrinus Aspius der raapfe.” Figure 7, page 21. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100546#page/21/mode/1up
"Rex Cyrionorum der Spiegelkarpfen." Figure 17, page 41.
“Rex Cyrionorum der Spiegelkarpfen.” Figure 17, page 41. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100546#page/41/mode/1up
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“Cyrinus Erythrophthalmusn die Plotze” (the rud). Figure 1, page 9. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Digitalizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100546#page/9/mode/1up

Flower prints by American printmaker Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956). Known for her white-line woodcuts.

"Tulips." 1920.
“Tulips.” 1920. American, made in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Color woodcut on Japan paper. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.swanngalleries.com/news/2014/09/white-line-blanche-lazzell-and-the-provincetown-printers/
"The Blue Jug." 1928. Color woodblock.
“The Blue Jug.” 1928. Color woodblock. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/blanche-lazzell/the-blue-jug-Q5yKJXUwe173IpsVHIp4yw2
“Abstract Petunias.’’ 1946, Color woodcut on laid Japan paper.
“Abstract Petunias.’’ 1946, Color woodcut on laid Japan paper. Image © UNDERMAIN, LLC 2013-FOREVER. Fair use license. via https://under-main.com/tag/blanche-lazzell/