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Sir Launcelot is dust.

From The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin)  and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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

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Sir Launcelot is dust.

From The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin) and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The rhyme of sir Launcelot Bogle.

From The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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The rhyme of sir Launcelot Bogle.

From The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

(Source: archive.org)

Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Little John and the Red Friar.

John Leech (?), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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Little John and the Red Friar.

John Leech (?), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

(Source: archive.org)

Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The royal banquet.

Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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The royal banquet.

Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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The fight with the snapping turtle.

Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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The fight with the snapping turtle.

Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin), Edinburgh, London, 1870.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Frontispiece from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin) and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle,  Edinburgh, London, 1870.

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Frontispiece from The book of ballads, edited by Bon Gaultier (William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin) and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), John Leech, Richard Doyle, Edinburgh, London, 1870.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Paper Up Letter

To wrap the pages up in paper after a work is finished. — M.

In all book houses, there are bulks appropriated for the letter that is cleared away; so that when it is dry it may be papered up. In small houses this is generally done by the overseer; but in houses with large establishments, there is a person appointed to take care of the letter, furniture, chases, &c. which he keeps locked up, and delivers out as wanted: he also papers up the letter; that is, he wraps up each piece in the waste of some work, which he procures from the warehouse, and on which he writes the name of the type; it also tends to save trouble if he add whether it be open matter, Italic, or figures, as the case may be, as it prevents the necessity of opening the pieces out, when particular kinds only are wanted for distribution.

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

Sunday September 14 2014 — 11 notes

Smout

Workmen when they are out of constant work, do sometimes accept of a day or two’s work, or a week’s work at another printing house: this by-work they call Smouting. — M.
In fact we only term it smouting when the business of a house is slack, or, in other words, when work is insufficient to employ fully the workmen regularly employed, and they go to some other house for temporary employment, till such time as there is sufficient for them in their own house, when they return.

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

Sunday September 7 2014 — 26 notes