Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Aspects of the Victorian Book

'Aspects of the Victorian Book' is an online exhibition created by the British Library to mark the centenary of Queen Victoria's death in 1901. The site forms an introduction to printing and publishing techniques of the period, drawing on the British Library's large collection of 19th-century material. The exhibition is divided into two main sections, 'Production', and 'Publishing'. 'Production' covers topics including: printing techniques; illustration techniques (including photography and lithography); and binding. 'Publishing' concentrates on the types of books produced in the period, such as: novels; penny dreadfuls; children's books; and magazines.
Link:
http://www.bl.uk/collections/early/victorian/intro.html
Access: Free