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Africa

Africa  

The ‘dark’ continent of Africa held an exotic fascination for Romantic writers and painters, and it was seen as a site of opportunity by explorers, missionaries, politicians, and commercial interests ...
album

album  

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A bound and mounted collection of drawings, prints, or photographs. The word is sometimes included in the nomenclature for an otherwise unidentified artist who is associated with a particular album, ...
annual

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
796 words

For Victorians, the word ‘annual’ generally meant not just any work published on an annual basis but, more

Annuals

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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574 words

This term covers miscellanies, such as Joy Street (1923) or Blackie's Children's Annual (1905); annual publications

annuals

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
1,225 words
prized by the young Brontës particularly for their engravings, were generously illustrated little books of tales and verse, essays, and sketches, designed chiefly for women as Christmas, ... More
Arrowsmith family

Arrowsmith family  

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Bristol publishers, father (Isaac) and son (James William).In partnership with H. C. Evans until 1857, Isaac’s business was mainly as a bookseller and jobbing printer, though he also published ...
Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of

Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of  

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Literature
(1789–1849)Author, born in Ireland. She travelled on the Continent with her second husband and with Count d'*Orsay, with whom she ultimately lived. She held court to several leading literary ...
Books in Print

Books in Print  

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Reference work listing currently available book titles and editions in the US. It began as an annual published in 1948 by Bowker, and eventually became an electronic resource. Related serials ...
books owned by the Brontës

books owned by the Brontës  

A number of inscribed and annotated books owned by the Brontës still exist, chiefly in BPM but also in other libraries (Bonnell, Pierpont Morgan; Parrish, Princeton; NYPL), and several in ...
Corner Dishes

Corner Dishes  

‘Being A small Collection of Mixed and Unsubstantial Trifles In Prose and Verse By Lord Charles Albert Florian Wellesley’ (16 June 1834). This is a collection of three items by ...
David Claypoole Johnston

David Claypoole Johnston  

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(1798–1865).Printmaker, draftsman, and painter. The first important satirical draftsman in the United States, he became the nation's earliest commercially successful lithographer. He also produced ...
David Macbeth Moir

David Macbeth Moir  

(1798–1851)Scottish doctor, born in Musselburgh, Midlothian, who signed himself Δ, Delta, published a number of volumes of poems, and contributed much prose and verse to Blackwood's Magazine and to ...
Edward and William Finden

Edward and William Finden  

19th-century English line engravers. William (1787–1852) and his younger brother Edward (1791–1857), worked in conjunction first on engraving illustrations for books and then on large-scale plates ...
false dates

false dates  

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From the early days of printing, numerous religious books and volumes of statutes were reprinted bearing the publication date of the original edition, apparently to indicate that they were exact ...
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not  

(1823–48),the first of the annuals, established by the publisher Rudolph Ackermann as ‘a Christmas, New Year's and birthday present’ and edited during its 26 years by Frederic Shoberl. (The ...
Frank Leslie

Frank Leslie  

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 (1821–80) Pioneer of pictorial journalism in America.Born Henry Carter in England, he began his engraving and journalism career with the Illustrated London News and moved to New York (1848). ...
Friendship's Offering, or Annual Remembrancer

Friendship's Offering, or Annual Remembrancer  

(1824–44), an annual bound in red silk, was begun by Lupton Relfe, then taken over by Smith, Elder and Company (Charlotte Brontë's publishers). The editorship also changed hands from T. ...
gift book

gift book  

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Book published in an attractive form, for giving as a present. Gift books were not annuals, although they are often grouped with them because of similar size, binding, decoration, and ...
Henry Charles Carey

Henry Charles Carey  

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(1793–1879),son of Mathew Carey, in whose publishing firm he was a partner until he retired to write his Essay on the Rate of Wages (1835), which mainly accepted the doctrine of laissez-faire, ...
imagery in the Brontës' works

imagery in the Brontës' works  

Besides the landscape of the Yorkshire moors and lowering weather, inspiration for the Brontës' imagery came from their eclectic reading, ranging from Milton's grandeur to Gothic melodrama found in ...

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