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An album of photographs showing the Ovaltine manufacturing plant in King’s Langley in Herfordshire, England (A.Wander Ltd, London & King’s Langley. Views of Works & Offices.  1923.)
September 19, 2011
A New-England Primer printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1764. The New-England primer enlarged. For the more easy attaining the true reading of English. To which is added, the Assemblys catechism. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, in Market-street, 1[7]64
January 11, 2011
A scrapbook, compiled by William Paxon, an exhibitor at The Great Exhibition of 1851 (The Crystal Palace Exhibition). In addition to flyers and cards gathered at the stalls of fellow exhibitors, Paxon appears to have helped himself to examples of placards that were intended to remain where they were. Paxon, from Hampstead, exhibited a device called the "Lunarian, an improved contrivance for showing phases of the moon."
August 30, 2010
A booklet with printed slips (one of which is filled in) used by canvassers for the Society of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in the England, circa 1911.
June 1, 2010
A series of broadsides from 1715, forming a dialogue arguing for and against the presence of foreign fishermen in English waters.
December 11, 2008
A self-explanatory guide to trapping birds and game, England, ca. early 19th century.
September 11, 2008
An 1829 poem on Leigh Park, a suburb of Hampshire, England, when it was still a bucolic estate. With a tenderly enlightening footnote.
March 24, 2008

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