Her hair was the color of water in winter, and her bones were so delicate! She hardly had any breasts at all. When she danced, men killed themselves, knowing they would never again see such beauty. She had four lovers in Kiev, each richer than the other, but her heart was so cold that she could hold ice in her mouth and it would never melt.
By request, my vintage copy(s) of Goethe’s Faust.
Here’s another one.
This version is of unknown date (1920s?), published in Barcelona. The only clue is a Brazilian library stamp, again no date.
Sorry for pic quality, I decided not to scan as the book is rather fragile.
Labyrinth meme ✫ - 3 Objects
[1/3] Crystal Balls
'It's a crystal, nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams.'
A toast,” said Locke. “To alchemists. May they all be stricken with the screaming fire-shits.” He sipped his wine. “Or strangled in bed. Whatever’s most convenient. I’m not picky.
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves