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Huge old book , with clasps

This large book, about a metre (36 inches) high, was in the lounge in the Celestine Hotel in Tokyo. It is a fac-simile of an old book. You can see also the binding, and other shots, in other photographs here.

It is sitting on a couch here so that I could photograph it; you will probably want to cut it out (don't forget to feather the selection by 5 pixels or so before doing the cut) and paste it perhaps in the background of something else.

It is leather-bound with brass corners, and it is held
closed with brass clasps (which are actually open in
this photograph). So, although it is actually a modern fac-simile, you could use it as an antiquarian book, or for that matter a prayer book, bible or even a wizard's spell-book or book of shadows.

Use the Download link for the full-sized image

I can also let you have the original image if you like, which is twice as large on each side. Or the raw-format photograph.


This is *barefootliam's royalty-free stock account.

You can use the images here in any work on DeviantArt (including prints) without needing any permission or paying any fee; I ask that you let me know when you use a piece so I can link back to it.

You can use the pieces non-commercially for any purpose whatsoever; again I'd like a link back if possible.

You can use the pieces commercially, but in this case you must send me a copy of the finished work, and the cost is that you must go entirely barefoot for a day, i.e. all the time for 24 consecutive hours. OK, I'm weird. Live with it.

My main account: :iconbarefootliam:
Image details
Image size
1296x1521px 1.68 MB
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
44 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 15, 2008, 6:15:13 PM
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lauraypablo's avatar
Thank you so much for your stock :rose:
used here  Magic Creature of the Woods lyp by lauraypablo
barefootliam-stock's avatar

Thank you for letting me know! The piece reminds me of art from India of the Far East.

lauraypablo's avatar
:D thank you so much for your stock dear :hug:
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vulpescorax's avatar
Hi! I used your wonderful stock image as a cover for a 142 pages codex for our Warcraft guild. I would link to it but it is only available as pdf. Please pm me if you're interested.
barefootliam-stock's avatar
i'd love to see what you did with the huge old book image; sorry to have taken soooo long to reply!
vulpescorax's avatar
I hope the link works:…

I've but front and back cover together in one file. Hope you like it :)
barefootliam-stock's avatar
Thanks! Wow, i'm getting here about once every 2 or 3 months these days. You did really good work.

I need to go back to Japan and take more pictures of that book :D
Mylene-C's avatar
Thanks for sharing this beautiful stock
Used here :
While the wolf isn't here... by mimi-san3
Nowherexbutxhere's avatar
Hello friend! I made a promotional image for my boyfriends podcast! thank you so much!…
barefootliam-stock's avatar
Thanks,, glad you liked the stock image.
blanghinrichs's avatar
Used this for my story video. It seemed perfect for my original classic-style fairytale. Thanks!

ducvyt's avatar
i used your stock Thanks for share…
barefootliam-stock's avatar
Thanks! I loved finding that book in the hotel library/sitting room :D
Gilvanblight's avatar
Found a copy of this one in a new game book:…
barefootliam-stock's avatar
Thanks, I've recently put watermarks on my images on my Web site - - and I should probably move some of these images there.

this is a beautiful book!
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:D (let me know if you use my stock - thanks!)
Bishop-Of-Balance's avatar
Hey there thanks for the stock! I used it here
Hi you have any other angles of this particular book?  The best picture ever!
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