Literature

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*Clavis Artis* by “Zoroaster”

*Clavis Artis* by “Zoroaster”

Alchemical images from a 17th- or 18th-century manuscript that claims to be much...

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William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told...

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Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834)

Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834)

Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features...

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Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time...

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28 New Prints Up On Our Online Shop

28 New Prints Up On Our Online Shop

New delights for your walls, including works by Blake, Grandville, Redon, Hiroshige,...

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Imaging Inscape: *The Human Soul* (1913)

Imaging Inscape: *The Human Soul* (1913)

Hippolyte Baraduc’s book recounts his invention of a photography-like process in...

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Theresa Babb’s Photographs of Friendship (ca. 1898)

Theresa Babb’s Photographs of Friendship (ca. 1898)

Theresa Babb's turn of the century photographs let us glimpse into a personal world...

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Reborn Into a New Form (1849)

Reborn Into a New Form (1849)

A second life? To live *again*? Fyodor Dostoevsky survived the uncanny pantomime...

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Laughter in the Time of Cholera

Laughter in the Time of Cholera

Political instability, popular unrest, and an impending pandemic? Welcome to France...

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Aspirated Aspirations: Alfred Leach’s *The Letter H* (1880)

Aspirated Aspirations: Alfred Leach’s *The Letter H* (1880)

In *The Letter H*, Alfred Leach passionately defends the aspirated aitch in words...

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Designs from Kimono Pattern Books (ca. 1902)

Designs from Kimono Pattern Books (ca. 1902)

These designs capture a period of cultural change in Japan, when the kimono became...

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“The Internet at its Utopian Best”:  A Fabulous Feature on *The Public Domain Review* in the *TLS*

“The Internet at its Utopian Best”: A Fabulous Feature...

Frances Wilson review's our project for a feature in this week's Times Literary...

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An Iconic Line: Claude Mellan’s *The Sudarium of Saint Veronica* (1649)

An Iconic Line: Claude Mellan’s *The Sudarium of Saint...

Mellan's pièce de résistance: an engraving of Christ incised with a single, spiralling...

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Marxist Astronomy: The Milky Way According to Anton Pannekoek

Marxist Astronomy: The Milky Way According to Anton Pannekoek

Can a person’s experiences on earth alter how they perceive the stars? Lauren Collee...

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William Baillie-Grohman's *Sport in Art* (1913)

William Baillie-Grohman's *Sport in Art* (1913)

William Baillie-Grohman’s text on the art of hunting reproduces 243 illustrations...

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“When London is in Ruins”: Gustave Doré’s *The New Zealander* (1872)

“When London is in Ruins”: Gustave Doré’s *The New Zealander*...

The final plate from *London: A Pilgrimage* — a striking vision of a visitor sketching...

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*Zanzibar Tales* (1901)

*Zanzibar Tales* (1901)

Ten folktales, translated from Swahili by George W. Bateman, showcasing the rich...

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The Dust That Measures All Our Time

The Dust That Measures All Our Time

From the mythical Sandman, who participates in dream and vision, to an irritating...

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Lithographs from M. E. Descourtilz’s *Atlas des Champignons* (1827)

Lithographs from M. E. Descourtilz’s *Atlas des Champignons*...

Set of prints which sort mushrooms found in France and elsewhere into three classes:...

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*The Ascent of Mont-Blanc* (ca. 1855)

*The Ascent of Mont-Blanc* (ca. 1855)

John MacGregor’s four “views” of Mont Blanc, printed in color by George Baxter,...

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