Two 160-Year-Old Books of Classical Poetry Annotated by Herman Melville Sell for Over $106,000

Herman Melville, two volumes of classical poetry, one signed, both annotated throughout,
(ca. 1860) (image courtesy Swann Galleries)

Swann Galleries has sold a set of two books featuring the scrawled marginalia of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick.

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A 21 Foot-Long Painting of The Last Supper by 16th Century Nun and Artist Plautilla Nelli Has Just Been Painstakingly Restored

In the 1500’s self-taught artist and nun Plautilla Nelli created a life-size mural of Jesus and the twelve apostles at the Last Supper. Spanning 21 feet feet, the vibrantly colored painting includes carefully rendered details including wine chalices, salt cellars, wood panelling, and a rhythmically creased tablecloth.

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This Artist’s Hug Machine Smooshes You (In a Good Way)

Lucy McRae’s new “Compression Carpet offers a full embrace for those who feel like they need a hug, a meditation on how technology can aid intimacy or support. The “body architect” recently showed the device at Festival of the Impossible in San Francisco.

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How to Add Sound to Your Site, Without Infuriating Users

Once in a while, every professional comes across a challenge so great, so ridiculous, that they just can’t help themselves. They just have to go for it. It’s like the story of David and Goliath… if David was just bored and Goliath wasn’t threatening his entire nation.

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