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"You know my weaknesses," said the signor, stiffly.

From  The Cornhill Magazine vol. 39, London, 1879.

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"You know my weaknesses," said the signor, stiffly.

From The Cornhill Magazine vol. 39, London, 1879.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ball Knife

An old blunt-edged knife, that pressmen lay by, to scrape their balls with. — M.
It is generally an old table knife; but a sharp-edged one is better than a blunt one, if it be carefully used. The use of the Ball Knife is now nearly superseded by the adoption of composition rollers.

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

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Cologne, 16th Century house.It could be interesting to compare this etching with the lithograph of the same subject by Samuel Prout…

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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

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Cologne, 16th Century house.
It could be interesting to compare this etching with the lithograph of the same subject by Samuel Prout…

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Hamburg, St. Nicholas’ Church.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Hamburg, St. Nicholas’ Church.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Lübeck, Hostein Gate.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Lübeck, Hostein Gate.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Lübeck, the old gate.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Lübeck, the old gate.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Lübeck, St. Mary’s Church.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Lübeck, St. Mary’s Church.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Lübeck, the cathedral.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

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Lübeck, the cathedral.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 27, 2014