J. Cayron – La Petite Masque – Salon de Paris, AN Paris Postcard Studio

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oldbookillustrations:

The departure.

After a painting by Eugène Lami. From L’Artiste, series 2, vol. 5, Paris, 1840.

The Bride of Lammermoor.

Édouard Cibot, from L’Artiste, series 2, vol. 5, Paris, 1840.

(Source: archive.org)

“What could be more annoying than picking up a manuscript that is written in a language you cannot translate? Even in the age of the internet, where instant translations are available on demand, there remain examples of written language that continue to defy the efforts of the best code-breakers – despite years of intense dedication to the task. The truth may well be out there, but will we really ever know it?”

(Seven Mysterious Coded Texts that Defy Translation)

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