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Scanning large maps

Scanning large maps

Some of the atlases that I buy are known as large folio (or in some cases elephant folio) and trying ...
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Barclay's Dictionary circa 1844

Barclay’s Dictionary circa 1844

These maps are from a reprint of Barclay's Dictionary, which was first published in the 1770s and has at least ...
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1861 Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Information

1861 Beeton’s Dictionary of Universal Information

Beeton's was a publisher in the 1860s, and whilst most famous for the book about household management, they also published ...
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Geographical Fun being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries

Geographical Fun being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries

Published circa 1868 by Hodder & Stoughton, featuring twelve caricature maps of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain & Portugal, ...
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Illustrated National Family Bible c1885

Illustrated National Family Bible c1885

Mono and chromolithograph illustrations originally printed circa 1885 for The Illustrated National Family Bible. The ...
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Religious Chromo-Lithographs from The Sunday at Home

Religious Chromo-Lithographs from The Sunday at Home

The Sunday at Home was a magazine published by The Religious Tract Society of London, ...
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The Cat Without A Tail

The Cat Without A Tail

A seven page poem written by Kate Carter, illustrated by Louis Wain and published in 1891 for the English Illustrated ...
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The Frogmousiad

The Frogmousiad

Comprising of only nine pages, The Frogmousiad was a translation of the Batrachmyomachia, (which was a parody of the Homeric ...
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The Frogmousiad, illustrated by Louis Wain

The Frogmousiad, illustrated by Louis Wain

Published in 1891 for The English Illustrated magazine, The Frogmousiad was a translation of the Batrachmyomachia, ( which was a ...
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Geographical Fun being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries

Geographical Fun being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries

Published circa 1868 by Hodder & Stoughton, featuring twelve caricature maps of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain & Portugal, ...
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