Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
Congress 2023 at York University will involve more than academic presentations and panel discussions, as York University Libraries is set to showcase its unique archival holdings built through five decades of preserving cultural heritage.
Michael Moir, University archivist, and his team have been working for many months to create thought-provoking, [...]
Eltze, Frederick. The New Table-Book, or, Pictures for Young and Old Parties. Edited by Mark Lemon. London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 11 Bouverie Street, 1867.
During the Victorian period, the convergence of an expanding middle class and their love of reading, the mechanization of book production, and the growth of the publishing industry led to an explosion in [...]
Jones, Owen. The Psalms of David. London [Day & Son], 1861.
This book of the Psalms of David by architect and designer Owen Jones, also called the Victoria Psalter because its dedication to Queen Victoria was accepted, is one of the most ornate examples of Victorian bookbinding and chromolithography. With its design, illumination, and binding Jones wished [...]
Foster, Myles Birket and Kate Greenaway. A Day in a Child's Life. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, 1881.
Kate Greenaway and her illustrations of children in historical dress, plain backgrounds, flowers, and coloured borders have been featured on this blog before. Her association with printer Edmund Evans and publisher George Routledge was also established [...]
[Cabinet of Fashion Excerpts from Lady's Monthly Museum]. London: [Published by Vernor & Hood], 1798-1803.
I'll admit when I first looked at this book I had no idea what it was. It had none of the typical hallmarks we've come to expect from our books. No title or title page, no publication or copyright information, and [...]
Caxton, William. The History of Reynard the Foxe. Hammersmith, London: Kelmscott Press, 1892.
As Great Britain was in the middle of the Industrial Revolution there was a growing movement that harkened back to the days of handcrafted items that were made with skill and purpose. This movement, known as the Arts & Crafts Movement believed the mechanization and [...]