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The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is contributing digital content under an open license to the Internet Archive in several areas: Illinois history, culture and natural resources; U.S. railroad history; rural studies and agriculture; works in translation; as well as extensive collections of 19th century "triple-decker" novels and emblem books written between 1540 and 1800. The Illinois Library is also a contributing member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and, in collaboration with the Chicago Field Museum, is scanning and contributing to the Internet Archive all publications in the Museum's Fieldiana series. Visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign page on the Internet Archive OUR CONTENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The City of Truth, or, Ethics (1609)

Images of imaginary utopias and dystopias used to illustrate an allegorical poem by Bartolomeo Del Bene (1515-1595) — a reworking of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Et…more

Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-centur…more

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 – 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write Engl…more

Pollen Up Close (1837)

Illustrations of various strains of pollen in extreme magnification, as featured in Ueber den Pollen (1837), a book by St. Petersburg based German pharmacist and ch…more

Emblems Ancient and Modern (1699)

Beautiful 17th century book showing various emblems with mottos described in German, Latin, French and Italian, and the emblems themselves described only in German….more

The Faerie Queene (1596)

Original 1596 first edition of the second part to Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene – disposed into twelue bookes, fashioning XII. morall vertues – a bo…more