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14.3.05

Illustrations in the Project Gutenberg

Searching some text for a project I’m still working at, The Typephases Source Book (a little something that will be online soon, I hope), I found a charming illustrated volume, Hand Shadows by Henry Bursill, and realized there is a number of illustrated books in the Project Gutenberg archives.
These include Gustave Doré’s (Don Quixote, The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gargantua and Pantagruel), the unique illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel; a charming Alphabet of Birds, and more to explore.

There is one curiosity that I must mention, and give its full title:


DISPUTED HANDWRITING
An Exhaustive, Valuable, and Comprehensive Work upon
One of the Most Important Subjects of To-day.
With Illustrations and Expositions for the
Detection and Study of Forgery by
Handwriting of All Kinds
By
Jerome B. Lavay

The first work of the kind ever published in the United States.
For the Protection of America's Banks and Business Houses.

1909

TO THE AMERICAN BANKERS' ASSOCIATION

THAT POWERFUL AGENCY WHICH HAS ELEVATED THE STANDARD OF BANKING IN THE UNITED STATES AND AN INSTITUTION THAT FOLLOWS ALL WRONGDOERS AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE FRATERNITY RELENTLESSLY AND SUCCESSFULLY THIS WORK IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

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