27 Jan 2017 - Courtney Floyd
Matthew Arnold's Poetical Works
Last week, I spent a lot of time experimenting with a new way (for me) to discuss book history: the vlog. It's been a lot of trail and error, and I don't know if I'll stick with this format, but I tried it--and it's coherent.
My video discussion of Matthew Arnold's Poetical Works:
Below, I've posted supplemental material: pictures of the illustrations, the frontispiece, and the title page.The frontispiece.
The title page.
The title spread.
By the way, while gravure illustrations look similar to half-tone illustrations, you can always tell it's gravure if the dots are varying sizes (to create varying depths of black).
And, because I missed a week a feel like I owe you something EXTRA beyond the technological dazzle of a YouTube video, I've collected links to some of my favorite book history websites below:
- Women in Book History
- At the Circulating Library
- The William Morris Archive
- Publishers' Bindings Online