Adapted from a page of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of 1755, in which, for the first time, as the title page describes, ‘words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers’. Compiled by Johnson alone over a period of ten years, the book is a towering achievement of scholarship and one of the most important books ever published. Source image courtesy of the Wellcome Library.
Printed on acid-free paper.
Measures: 17 cm x 12 cm.
Comes with 120gsm recycled envelope.
Adapted from the ‘Chemistry of Combustion and Illumination’ in The Chemical Atlas Designed for the Use of Students and Pupils in all Schools Where Chemistry is Taught (1854) by Edward L. Youmans. Printed on acid free paper.Measurements: 17 cm x 12 cm.Comes with 120gsm recycled...
A very different kind of colour theory, from the Theosophists. This chart showing the spiritual and mental 'meanings' of colour is adapted from Thought-Forms by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater (1905) Printed on acid free paper.Measurements: 17 cm x 12 cm.Comes with 120gsm recycled envelope.Blank...
A comparison of the window tracery design of English Gothic church architecture as it developed. Adapted from the illustration in A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method for the Student, Craftsman and Amateur, Banister Fletcher (14th Edition, 1948). Printed on acid-free paper.Measures: 17 cm x...
The perfect card for any Railway enthusiast, this illustration adapted from The Wonder Book of Railways for Boys and Girls (c.1922) demonstrates the system of lamps and discs used on the front of locomotives to identify types of train by their cargo. Printed on acid...