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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.


Laughter in the Time of Cholera

Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 11:48

Political instability, popular unrest, and an impending pandemic? Welcome to France in the early 1830s. Vlad Solomon explores what made Parisiens laugh in a moment of crisis through the prism of a vaudeville play.


Reborn Into a New Form (1849)

Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 11:47

A second life? To live again? Fyodor Dostoevsky survived the uncanny pantomime of his own execution to be “reborn into a new form”. Here Alex Christofi gives these very words a kind of second life, stitching primary source excerpts into a “reconstructed memoir” — the memoir that Dostoevsky himself never wrote.


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

Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 14:39

In The Letter H, Alfred Leach passionately defends the aspirated aitch in words like "herb".


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

Thursday 4 November 2021 at 16:10

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


Designs from Kimono Pattern Books (ca. 1902)

Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 10:26

These designs capture a period of cultural change in Japan, when the kimono became increasingly associated with national mythmaking and tradition.


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

Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 07:26

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


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

Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 13:10

William Baillie-Grohman’s text on the art of hunting reproduces 243 illustrations and 400 years of arcane knowledge related to the pursuit of animals.