Nabokov's Notebook

Nabokov's Notebook A blog about the science in art and the art in science.
"I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception." -Vladimir Nabokov (Writer, Lepidopterist.)

From Jacob Biggle’s fabulously named Biggle Sheep Book: Something Practical About Sheep (All Wool and a Yard Wide Mutton Chops Cooked to Suit the Taste of the Most Fastidious)


There are a few more words of advice towards the bottom of the cover page, too:

"There is no use in keeping sheep if you have no time to bother with them."

Truth. 


Source: Biodiversity Heritage Library, 1912

(Source: Flickr / biodivlibrary)

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