This is more than just a mere photo lust. I'm more in lust with the subjects of the photos than the composition. I don't know if you've chanced upon seeing @cnlibrarian on Instagram. If you haven't, and you're in lust with books, I suggest that you should check out that account.
Christine Nelson posts photos of historic snail mails, rare books, and much more! She also has a strong affinity for the letter E, as I am with the letter M. See her very interesting photos below!
A manuscript of one of Charlotte Brontë's early works: The Poetaster. The booklet measures 2.5 cm x 4.5 cm only. She wrote it in July of 1830. At the time of writing, Charlotte Brontë was only 14! I was useless at 14! Well I'm still useless so...
Drawing and text from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's original draft of The Little Prince
Bottom Row, Third Square: Does that look familiar to you? It's the Death's-Head Hawkmoth. You may have seen it in Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs poster - the moth covering Jodie Foster's mouth. FBI trainee, Hello Clariceeee Starling, found a pupa of that moth in one of the victim's throat.
An excerpt from the Table of Kindred and Affinity. It was printed at the end of The Book of Common Prayer. Of course now we know that we can't marry those people. Maybe then they weren't fully aware hence the list by the Church of England. Severe penalties were imposed on those who disobeyed, by the way.
It is in that book where this famous marriage vows were taken:
Groom: I,take thee, to be my wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Bride: I,take thee,to be my wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.
All photos are by @cnlibrarian
Onward and Upward!