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Courtesans, celebrities […] began to advertise themselves in the full light […] The demi-monde was created.

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

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Courtesans, celebrities […] began to advertise themselves in the full light […] The demi-monde was created.

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Headpiece vignette to chapter 10 (Female contemporaries)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

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Headpiece vignette to chapter 10 (Female contemporaries)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Parisian society in 1850 was given up to pleasures, balls, receptions, and theaters…

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

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Parisian society in 1850 was given up to pleasures, balls, receptions, and theaters…

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Headpiece vignette to chapter eight (Echoes of bon ton and of the life of fashion in 1850)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

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Headpiece vignette to chapter eight (Echoes of bon ton and of the life of fashion in 1850)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Such was the life of our Parisian society when the Consulate was firmly seated.

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

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Such was the life of our Parisian society when the Consulate was firmly seated.

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Headpiece vignette to first chapter (Small talk in the van)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

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Headpiece vignette to first chapter (Small talk in the van)

Albert Lynch, from The Frenchwoman of the century, by Octave Uzanne, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wool Hole

A place boxed off sometimes under a stair case, or in any situation where the dust will not affect the press room, or other departments of the business — in which the wool is carded wherewith to make the balls.

The wool is kept in the box, over which two pieces of wood are stretched across and fastened down, lowest in the front; on these one of the cards is fixed. In the act of carding the wool the dust and refuse fall into the box, and are thus prevented from being trampled about.

Wool Hole. The workhouse. When a compositor or pressman is reduced by age or illness to take refuge in the workhouse, it is said he is in the Wool Hole.

From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.

Sunday October 19 2014 — 10 notes
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Léon Gambetta’s bookplate, by Alphonse Legros.
(“He who wants, can.”)

From Modern book-plates and their designers, winter number of The Studio, London, 1898.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link. 

(Source: archive.org)

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Léon Gambetta’s bookplate, by Alphonse Legros.
(“He who wants, can.”)

From Modern book-plates and their designers, winter number of The Studio, London, 1898.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org)

Sunday, October 19, 2014