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All Sound Recordings Prior to 1923 Will Enter the US Public Domain in 2022

Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 14:37

Thanks to the Music Modernization Act passed by US Congress in 2018, all sound recordings prior to 1923 will have their copyrights expire in the US on January 1st.


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.