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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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Arthur Guthrie’s bookplate, by Henry Ospovat.

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

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Arthur Guthrie’s bookplate, by Henry Ospovat.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Comte de Gramont’s bookplate, by Robert Anning Bell.

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

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Comte de Gramont’s bookplate, by Robert Anning Bell.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, October 17, 2014
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Phil May’s bookplate, by W. P. Nicholson.

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

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Phil May’s bookplate, by W. P. Nicholson.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, October 17, 2014
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Thomas Edmund Harvey’s bookplate, by Cyril Goldie.

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

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Thomas Edmund Harvey’s bookplate, by Cyril Goldie.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, October 17, 2014
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The hangman.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

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

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The hangman.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

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

(Source: archive.org.)

Friday, October 17, 2014
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The housekeeper.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

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The housekeeper.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

(Source: archive.org.)

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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The cockney.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

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The cockney.

Kenny Meadows, from Heads of the people vol. 1, by Douglas Jerrold, WM Thackeray et al, London, 1864.

(Source: archive.org.)

Thursday, October 16, 2014