Posts tagged victorian

Shoe

An old shoe with the hind quarter cut away, hung upon a nail through the heel at the end of the imposing stone, into which to put bad letters when correcting. When full, the person who has the care of the materials empties it into the old metal box.

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

Sunday August 31 2014 — 17 notes
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The wolf and the crane.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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

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The wolf and the crane.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The dog and the wolf.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The dog and the wolf.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The fox that was docked.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The fox that was docked.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The lion and the gnat.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The lion and the gnat.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, August 29, 2014
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The daw in borrowed plumes.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The daw in borrowed plumes.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, August 29, 2014
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The frog and the ox.

 Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

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The frog and the ox.

Charles Henry Bennett, from The fables of Æsop and others, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, August 29, 2014
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Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.

John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.

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Captain Filcher explains how the aristocracy behave.

John Leech, from Stanley Thorn vol. 1, by Henry Cockton, London, 1841.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014