Did you know Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem The Raven was inspired by a real-life bird owned by Charles Dickens? Not only that but the bird, christened “Grip” by the late great author, has been preserved to this day and is now on full display in a new Philadelphia public library exhibition commemorating Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday! (Grip’s other literary claim to fame: he appeared as a minor character in Dickens’ own Barnaby Rudg four years before his titular role in the Poe poem!)
Continuing our series examining Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, this week we're profiling the Codex Arundel, which is considered by some to be second in...
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