The Public Domain Review

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Our New Countdown Calendar for Works Entering the Public Domain

Thursday 2 December 2021 at 18:38

A new section on the site dedicated to celebrating works entering the public domain.


*Odd Showers* (1870)

Thursday 2 December 2021 at 11:38

An odd little book about frogs and fishes raining down from the sky and the reasons why they do so.


The Launch of Our End-of-Year Fundraiser!

Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 12:40

Our End-of-Year Fundraiser is launched, and the new postcards theme will be Ink.


*Clavis Artis* by “Zoroaster”

Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 14:47

Alchemical images from a 17th- or 18th-century manuscript that claims to be much older: a direct translation from Zoroaster himself.


William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 09:46

A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad.


Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834)

Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 07:44

Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features 12 coloured plates by Joseph Perry.


Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021 at 12:45

The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time for Dec 25th.


28 New Prints Up On Our Online Shop

Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 18:31

New delights for your walls, including works by Blake, Grandville, Redon, Hiroshige, and lots of stunning Japanese firework illustrations.


Imaging Inscape: *The Human Soul* (1913)

Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 07:33

Hippolyte Baraduc’s book recounts his invention of a photography-like process in which his subjects directly transmitted their soul’s vibrations onto a chemical plate.


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

Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 07:23

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