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This catalogue describes an exhibition of children’s books published by William Darton and his sons, Samuel of Gracechurch Street and William and Thomas of Holburn Hill, during the period between 1787, when William Darton published his first book, to the late 1830s. Darton and his sons published works that expressed the ideals propagated by the Society of Friends, in which they served as active…

This catalogue describes an exhibition focusing on the illustration of popular literature during the nineteenth century. In his introduction to the exhibition, Stephen Cape notes that the exhibition aimed to “survey changes in British book illustration during the nineteenth century, as methods of reproduction came into favor and fell into disuse, and as individual artists rose to prominence,…

Various woodcuts in incunabula, notably those in Brant's Narrenschiff (Basel, 1494), have been attributed on stylistic grounds to Dürer's earliest period. The great full-page woodcuts of the Apocalypse, with their apocalyptic power and sublimity, are his first masterworks. The two tall columns of the text make an excellent balance to the cuts, being printed in each case on the verso of a cut,…