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"Unveiling the Hidden Gems: A Journey Through Time and Imagination" Step into a world where words transcend time, as we delve into the captivating realm of publication

Background imagePublication Collection: Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte

Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte
circa 1834: English writers Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. Original Artwork: Painting by their brother, Patrick Branwell Bronte who painted himself among his sisters

Background imagePublication Collection: Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking

Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) drinking a glass of beer and smoking while seated at a desk with stacks of his books of poetry, New York City, c. 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePublication Collection: Advertisement for The Graphic

Advertisement for The Graphic
A striking advertisement for weekly illustrated magazine, The Graphic (founded 1869 by William Luson Thomas), showing a busy street scene with buses and trams advertising the paper

Background imagePublication Collection: Awful Changes

Awful Changes
A cartoon, published in 1830, 28 years before Darwins Origin Of Species, lampooning theories of evolution. Entitled Awful Changes, it depicts an Ichthyosaurus giving a lecture on a human skull

Background imagePublication Collection: Death Of Cricket, The Sporting Times mock obituary 1882

Death Of Cricket, The Sporting Times mock obituary 1882
Australia and England first met in Test match cricket in Melbourne in 1877, but the legend of The Ashes, the symbolic trophy the two teams play for, only began in 1882 when at the Oval in London

Background imagePublication Collection: The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead

The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead
Colour photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of The Huntsman painting by W Smithson Broadhead. Date: 24th October 1925

Background imagePublication Collection: Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061
Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 19th-century diagram. This geocentric (Earth-centred) model shows the orbits of Mercury and Venus as a series of epicycles (loops)

Background imagePublication Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imagePublication Collection: Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)

Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)
Watercolour illustration by Georg Ehret, of Carl Linneauss sexual system for the classification of plants from Systema Naturae, published in 1736

Background imagePublication Collection: Inns of Court 17th century copperplate armorials

Inns of Court 17th century copperplate armorials
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imagePublication Collection: H. W. Bates illustrated notebooks

H. W. Bates illustrated notebooks
Plate 7 from a notebook of Henry W. Bates (1825-92) relating to the insect fauna of the Amazon Valley or DRW, 1851-1854

Background imagePublication Collection: Angraecum sesquipedale, Madagascan orchid

Angraecum sesquipedale, Madagascan orchid
This species of orchid was used by Darwin to prove his theories of evolution. Illustration from The British Museum (Natural History) by Peter Whitehead and Colin Keates, 1981

Background imagePublication Collection: Mathematical series, 18th century

Mathematical series, 18th century

Background imagePublication Collection: Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Womens Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Unions publication

Background imagePublication Collection: Snowflake research, 18th century

Snowflake research, 18th century

Background imagePublication Collection: A map of the Colne Valley Cloth District

A map of the Colne Valley Cloth District
Pictorial map of the Colne Valley Cloth District in Yorkshire, drawn by the poster artist and designer Leslie MacDonald Gill the year before his death, in 1946

Background imagePublication Collection: Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights

Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights
XJF448268 Title Page for the first edition of Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (pseudonym of Emily Bronte), published 1847 (printed paper) by English School

Background imagePublication Collection: Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901

Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901
Front cover reporting on the death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in The Queen, The Ladys Newspaper & Court Chronicle, dated 26 January 1901, four days after her death

Background imagePublication Collection: Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching)

Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching)
986443 Laurel Tree, 1731-1743 (hand-coloured etching) by Catesby, Mark (1679-1749); Private Collection; (add.info.: Laurel Tree. From The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands)

Background imagePublication Collection: Photo of Miss Alice Delysia

Photo of Miss Alice Delysia
Black and white photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 21st November 1925 showing Miss Alice Delysia in On with the Dance at the London Pavilion. Date: 21st November 1925

Background imagePublication Collection: Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country

Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country
Black and white silhouette pictures by Captain H L Oakley in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 12th December 1925

Background imagePublication Collection: Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo
4th March 1868: French poet, author and leader of the French Romantic movement Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885). (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imagePublication Collection: Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909

Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909
Cover design, Pears Annual for 1909, price sixpence, with two people walking through a snowy rural landscape. 1909

Background imagePublication Collection: Inebriates Express

Inebriates Express
Poster used by The Temperance Movement to promote sobriety with panels showing aspects of faith, hope, charity, truth and temperance published circa 1870. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

Background imagePublication Collection: Hydra constellations, 1829 C016 / 4412

Hydra constellations, 1829 C016 / 4412
Hydra constellations. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh (1829) by Kornelius Reissig

Background imagePublication Collection: Victorian satirical cartoon, He shall have little for his pains

Victorian satirical cartoon, He shall have little for his pains
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satirical cartoon on the Art Dealer. He shall have little for his pains, Who makes his living by his brains

Background imagePublication Collection: Copperplate 17th century arms for Inns of Court

Copperplate 17th century arms for Inns of Court
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes Britannia, an atlas published in 1673

Background imagePublication Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Ellison and Watson

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Ellison and Watson
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes Britannia, an atlas published in 1673

Background imagePublication Collection: Photographs of Miss Nina Payne in the Sketch

Photographs of Miss Nina Payne in the Sketch
Black and white photographs in the Sketch of Miss Nina Payne, a popular dancer, giving her Egyptian Temple dance at the Coliseum, London

Background imagePublication Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment

Illustration, A Song of the English, Thames Embankment
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imagePublication Collection: A Corporal of the 1st / 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry

A Corporal of the 1st / 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
A Corporal of the 1st/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion Highland Light Infantry in full marching kit. Hommage du Capitaine Andre. Tres sympathique souvenir. (Very warm memories of Captain Andre)

Background imagePublication Collection: Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo Graeca)

Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo Graeca)
Antique illustration of Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo Graeca)

Background imagePublication Collection: A Scene From Evangeline

A Scene From Evangeline
A scene of Acadians (French settlers of the Canadian Maritime Provinces) as they dance and frolic to a fiddlers tune while a clergyman looks on in an illustration (after F.O.C)

Background imagePublication Collection: Coat of arms 17th century Clegge and Wall

Coat of arms 17th century Clegge and Wall
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imagePublication Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Elwes and Choke

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Elwes and Choke
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imagePublication Collection: London Trade Card - Francis Nobles Circulating Library

London Trade Card - Francis Nobles Circulating Library, Otways Head, King Street, Covent Garden. 18th century

Background imagePublication Collection: Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse

Photo of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse
Black and white photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of HRH Prince of Wales aboard HMS Repulse on the way home from a South American tour

Background imagePublication Collection: Advert for Finnigans, New Bond Street, London, W1

Advert for Finnigans, New Bond Street, London, W1
Black and white advert in the Sketch for Finnigans of New Bond Street, London, featuring their Private Cocktail Bar which was...fitted at Back with shelves and compartments for Glasses, Bottles, etc

Background imagePublication Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse

Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imagePublication Collection: Les Honneurs sous le feu

Les Honneurs sous le feu. Georges Scott, (1873-1943). Scott Started His Career In The 1890S And Worked As War Correspondent For The News Magazine L Illustration During The Balkan Wars Of 1912-13

Background imagePublication Collection: Three nose types, 17th century

Three nose types, 17th century
Three nose types. 17th-century artwork comparing three noses in profile: small, medium and large. This artwork was published in a study of physiognomy

Background imagePublication Collection: Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork

Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork
Feast from Book of Esther. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the feast given by Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus of Persia (The Book of Esther)

Background imagePublication Collection: Ursa Major constellation, 1829 C016 / 4387

Ursa Major constellation, 1829 C016 / 4387
Ursa Major constellation. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh (1829) by Kornelius Reissig

Background imagePublication Collection: Vespasian, Roman emperor

Vespasian, Roman emperor
Vespasian (9 AD-79 AD), Roman emperor. Vespasian was the ninth emperor of the Roman Empire, ascending to power after a year of civil wars and ruling for nearly 10 years from 69 AD until his death

Background imagePublication Collection: Kidney stone, 18th century

Kidney stone, 18th century

Background imagePublication Collection: PLIT2A-00051

PLIT2A-00051
Title page of Francis Bacons " Advancement of Learning, " 1633. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePublication Collection: PLIT2A-00045

PLIT2A-00045
Title page of the 1605 " Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePublication Collection: David Wright

David Wright
LANCE-BOMBARDIER DAVID WRIGHT Illustrator and artist, photographed for the Sketch during his time with the Royal Artillery in 1942



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"Unveiling the Hidden Gems: A Journey Through Time and Imagination" Step into a world where words transcend time, as we delve into the captivating realm of publication. From the enchanting Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte to Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking, each page holds secrets waiting to be discovered. Witness the power of literature as it shapes history, with tales that reflect society's awful changes. The Death Of Cricket echoes through The Sporting Times mock obituary in 1882, reminding us of its profound impact on culture. Travel back centuries and explore scientific marvels that once puzzled minds. Epicycles of Mercury and Venus from 1823 C017 / 8061 reveals the intricate dance of celestial bodies, while Carl Linnaeus's Systema Naturae (1736) unveils nature's taxonomy with precision. Marvel at nature's wonders captured in ink and paper. Angraecum sesquipedale, a Madagascan orchid immortalized in print, showcases beauty beyond imagination. Meanwhile, The Graphic advertisement transports us to an era when illustrations breathed life into stories. Embark on a visual journey through time with Inns of Court 17th-century copperplate armorials - symbols etched onto shields representing honor and tradition. Experience both entertainment and empowerment with Card Game - The Game of Suffragette; witness how play can ignite change. Discover the brilliance within H. W. Bates' illustrated notebooks; his meticulous observations bring exotic creatures to life before our eyes. Publication is more than just ink on paper; it is an invitation to explore worlds unknown. Let these hints guide you towards unlocking treasures hidden within their pages – mysteries waiting for curious minds like yours to unravel their secrets.