The Proper Way to Cut One's Toenails Underwater and How To Rid Yourself of a Companion who disturbs your Mirth
Several standout plates from: Book of sports, or, Man of spirit's companion, London, J. Bailey, 1819. From: "Game Cocks"
April 17, 2013
A variety of items printed on the in-house presses of St. John the Evangelist church, Limehouse, London. The church was destroyed on September 19, 1940, near the beginning of the Blitz.
February 4, 2013
Playbill for an evening's entertainment at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, England: The Grand Eleusinian Spectacle of Magic & Mystery, by Professor Anderson, The Great Wizard of The North ... Monday, Oct. 22nd, 1855 ...
May 14, 2012
The seamans doleful farewel or, The Greenwitch lovers mournful departure : see here the pattern of true love, which absence cannot stain : and nothing shall his mind remove, till he returns again : this may be printed, R.P. : tune of, State and ambition. [London] : Printed for J. Deacon at the sign of the Angel in Gilt-Spurr Street without Newgate, [between 1685 and 1688].
January 19, 2011
A handmade magazine by Gelett Burgess, created for his crush, Agnes Bouchard, while living in London in 1898.
August 26, 2010
An amateur newspaper, done in manuscript, from 1882. The authors, Guy and Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith, recount the social and sporting goings-on in their neighborhoods in Eccleston Square, London, and in West Sussex. Included are drawings, puzzles, and rhymes. Sir Thomas Cusack-Smith was later Consul General for Samoa.
August 17, 2009
An 1853 edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin from London, with 100 added illustrations in watercolor by an artist, presumably "Eugene Bauer" by the appearance of his signature next to several images. The detailed and deft characters and objects add a contemporary view of the famous novel by an amateur artist.
July 13, 2009