A brilliant archive of images based around the themes of reading, writing, books, bookselling, printing, scribes, typewriters, libraries, a childs ABC, inks and inkpens, bookplates and hundreds of other images of literacy.
347 detailed often humorous cuts from rare turn-of-the-century sources depict men, women, children reading at desks, the beach, under trees; writing with varied implements. Also spot illustrations and cartoons of ornate fountain pens, leather-bound books, cherubs and male and female fugures reading.
There is also a gallery of 20 distinguished literary figures: Voltaire, Shakespeare, Poe, Jonson, Thackery, Rabelais, Erasmus, Bronte, Dumas, Tennyson, Whitman, Cervantes, Trollope, Burns, Wordsworth, Byron, Dickens, Longfellow, Gutenberg, and Shelley. These are clear strongly printed and detailed engravings of these figures, in 5 - 10 cm high engravings. Illustrations:
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