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21.2.09

Webster's engravings

I love vintage engravings, letterpress prints and such antique printing items, and I'm always on the hunt for new resources. So it's great news to hear that The Quercus Press, in association with Chronicle Books will publish a compilation of engravings that appeared as illustrations in the editions of the 19th century of Webster's dictionary.

The printing, restoration and digitisation process is explained in detail in the Quercus Press Webster's site.

It is a limited and expensive edition, a truly collector's item, but of course here's the good part: there is an agreement with Chronicle Books to publish a trade edition, with a more modest price tag. We'll have to wait a little for its publication, later this year.


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