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"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Publishing: From Avebury to Harmondsworth" Step into the world of publishing, where history and creativity intertwine

Background imagePublishing Collection: Cir Mohr from Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Cir Mohr from Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran, Scotland - Painted by artist Alexander Cameron for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon - Painted 1939 Date: 1939

Background imagePublishing Collection: Avebury / Stukeley Map

Avebury / Stukeley Map
A beautifully drawn overhead plan of the stone circles and embankment ditches at Avebury. Stukeleys accuracy is impressive, charting every stone, pasture and building

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Darley Arabian, c1720, (1922)

The Darley Arabian, c1720, (1922). After John Wootton (c 1682?1764). From British Sporting Artists: From Barlow to Herring, by Walter Shaw Sparrow [John Lane The Bodley Head, Limited, London, 1922]

Background imagePublishing Collection: Scenery near Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Scenery near Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland - Painted by artist Alexander Cameron for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon - Painted 1939 Date: 1939

Background imagePublishing Collection: Daily Telegraph - printing room 1900

Daily Telegraph - printing room 1900
Daily Telegraph, printing room in Fleet Street, London. Date: 1900

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown

The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown
The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). " Out To Sea and Into The Sky". The three famous partners of Force H - the battle-cruiser Renown, the Ark Royal

Background imagePublishing Collection: The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Artists: Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Unknown

The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Artists: Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Unknown
The 8th Army commander Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), nicknamed Monty and the Spartan General

Background imagePublishing Collection: BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet

BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet
" BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet, narrator and essayist. " The Aleph". Losada publishing house (1952)."

Background imagePublishing Collection: Medieval scholar, 16th century

Medieval scholar, 16th century

Background imagePublishing Collection: St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. Creator: Unknown

St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. Creator: Unknown
St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1". [The Amalgamated Press Limited, London, 1935]

Background imagePublishing Collection: The New Magic: Sending Pictures by Wireless and the Unescapable Telephone, c1935

The New Magic: Sending Pictures by Wireless and the Unescapable Telephone, c1935. From Our Wonderful World, Volume II, edited by J.A. Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imagePublishing Collection: Renard the Fox, c1800, (1922). Artist: Philip Reinagle

Renard the Fox, c1800, (1922). Artist: Philip Reinagle
Renard the Fox, c1800, (1922). From British Sporting Artists: From Barlow to Herring, by Walter Shaw Sparrow [John Lane The Bodley Head, Limited, London, 1922]

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin

The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. Artist: Charles JS Makin
The Sunset Prayer in the Desert, c1913. From With Pen and Camera in Three Continents by Charles J. S. Makin, F.I.C. F.C.S. [The Tribune Publishing Company, London, 1913]

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Penguin Books building at Harmondsworth Middlesex. The firm moved to this factory

The Penguin Books building at Harmondsworth Middlesex. The firm moved to this factory in 1937 from its premises in the crypt of the Holy Trinity Church Euston Road London

Background imagePublishing Collection: King Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935

King Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935
" King" Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1". [The Amalgamated Press Limited, London, 1935]

Background imagePublishing Collection: BUSN2P-00001

BUSN2P-00001
Book and magazine printing press at Harper & Bros. New York City, early 1900s. Printed halftone of a photograph

Background imagePublishing Collection: Johannes Gutenberg, German goldsmith and printer

Johannes Gutenberg, German goldsmith and printer
Johannes Gutenberg (Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg), German goldsmith and printer. He invented mechanical movable type and thereby began a revolution in book printing

Background imagePublishing Collection: The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, 1935

The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, 1935
The famous Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell, Worcestershire, on the L.M.S. Bristol to Birmingham line, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1"

Background imagePublishing Collection: Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919

Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919. From The British Printer Vol. XXXI. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1919]

Background imagePublishing Collection: Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942

Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942. London residents taking shelter in Elephant and Castle tube station during the World War II

Background imagePublishing Collection: Sheet of paper peeling away from a printing forme imprinted with the letters ABC

Sheet of paper peeling away from a printing forme imprinted with the letters ABC and image of a flower

Background imagePublishing Collection: Unloading coal at Lamlash Old Pier, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Unloading coal at Lamlash Old Pier, Isle of Arran, Scotland - Painted by artist Alexander Cameron for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon - Painted 1945 Date: 1945

Background imagePublishing Collection: 'You ought to be ashamed of yourself!'from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself!"from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
3614737 A" You ought to be ashamed of yourself!A" from A The Wonderful Wizard of OzA by L. Frank Baum by Denslow

Background imagePublishing Collection: Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia

Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia
5615728 Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia) from the 1516 first edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Beautiful Dragonflys Life Story, 1935

The Beautiful Dragonflys Life Story, 1935
The Beautiful Dragonflys Life Story, . From The Popular Science Educator, Volume 2, edited by Charles Ray. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imagePublishing Collection: A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. Artist: D Macpherson

A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. Artist: D Macpherson
A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. From Our Wonderful World, Volume I, edited by J.A. Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imagePublishing Collection: Raines & Porter Ltd. Advert, 1919. Artist: Raines & Porter

Raines & Porter Ltd. Advert, 1919. Artist: Raines & Porter
Raines & Porter Ltd. Advert, 1919. From The British Printer Vol. XXXI. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1919]

Background imagePublishing Collection: It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942)

It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942). A girl Ambulance Driver sets out through the blitz. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Union Jack Flies Over Tobruk, 1942

The Union Jack Flies Over Tobruk, 1942. From The War Illustrated Volume 6 edited by Sir John Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London, 1942]

Background imagePublishing Collection: Specimens of type, Leadenhall Press, London

Specimens of type, Leadenhall Press, London
Specimens of type from The Leadenhall Press, Ltd, 50 Leadenhall Street, London EC. circa 1900

Background imagePublishing Collection: ADA NEGRI

ADA NEGRI Italian teacher and writer, publishing poems and political, mystical and feminist works

Background imagePublishing Collection: 'You must be a great sorceress. 'from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L

"You must be a great sorceress. "from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L
3614733 A" You must be a great sorceress.A" from A The Wonderful Wizard of OzA by L. Frank Baum by Denslow, William Wallace (1856-1919); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePublishing Collection: Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535

Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535
5615729 Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) published in Basel showing the author conversing with the protagonist Raphael Hythloday about the ideal society he

Background imagePublishing Collection: Robinson Crusoe title page from 'The Life

Robinson Crusoe title page from "The Life
3614714 A Robinson CrusoeA title page from A" The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, or York, MarinerA" by Daniel Defoe, published in 1719 by English School

Background imagePublishing Collection: Title page from 'The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Title page from "The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
3614713 Title page from A" The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Being the Second and Last Part of His Life, And of the Strange Surprising Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Cornish Riviera Express drawn by a King class locomotive, 1935-36

The Cornish Riviera Express drawn by a King class locomotive, 1935-36
The " Cornish Riviera Express" drawn by a " King" class locomotive between Dawlish and Teignmouth (Devon), 1935-36. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 2"

Background imagePublishing Collection: Cunard White Star liner Berengaria, approaching Cunard pier, 1936

Cunard White Star liner Berengaria, approaching Cunard pier, 1936
Approaching Her Berth. A striking photgraph of the Cunard White Star liner Berengaria (ex-Imperator, 52, 101 tons), assisted by tugs, coming into the Cunard pier, 1936

Background imagePublishing Collection: The Right Hon. Lord Northcliffe, c1890, (1911)

The Right Hon. Lord Northcliffe, c1890, (1911). Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922) a British newspaper and publishing magnate

Background imagePublishing Collection: Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942)

Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942). Families made homeless by the blitz of World War II. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imagePublishing Collection: First issue Then Swanska Argus, 1732

First issue Then Swanska Argus, 1732
XJF3037923 First issue Then SwAÔé¼nska Argus, 1732 by Swedish School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Then SwAÔé¼nska Argus was written entirely by the Swedish poet, Olof von Dalin)

Background imagePublishing Collection: Luigi Groto, Italian poet

Luigi Groto, Italian poet
Luigi Groto (1541-1585), Italian poet. The circular Italian inscription gives his name, calls him the blind man of Hadria (referring to Adria, northern Italy)

Background imagePublishing Collection: Stonehenge / Stukeley

Stonehenge / Stukeley
A peep into the Sanctum Sanctorum. Stukeley states When we advance.. the chasm of sky between the jambs of the cell.. and the greatness of every part, surprizes

Background imagePublishing Collection: µ®ÿÞìëþ┤Öµòúµ¿íµºÿµëôµÄø Woman Overrobe Uchikake

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Background imagePublishing Collection: The wedding of nineteen year old Miss Jane Sheffield to Mr Jocelyn Stevens at Holy

The wedding of nineteen year old Miss Jane Sheffield to Mr Jocelyn Stevens at Holy Trinity, Brompton. 14th June 1956

Background imagePublishing Collection: Hermann Ridder, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Hermann Ridder, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Hermann Ridder, 1910.

Background imagePublishing Collection: Carter Harrison, portrait, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Carter Harrison, portrait, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Carter Harrison, portrait, 1911.

Background imagePublishing Collection: Menasseh ben Israel, 1636. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Menasseh ben Israel, 1636. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Menasseh ben Israel, 1636. Manoel Dias Soeiro (1604-57), better known by his Hebrew name Menasseh/ Manasseh ben Israel also, Menasheh ben Yossef ben Yisrael, was a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist

Background imagePublishing Collection: Bone at the press, 1908. Creator: Francis Dodd

Bone at the press, 1908. Creator: Francis Dodd
Bone at the press, 1908. Vivid character study of Dodd's great friend and fellow student at the Glasgow School of Art, and later brother-in-law, Muirhead Bone



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"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Publishing: From Avebury to Harmondsworth" Step into the world of publishing, where history and creativity intertwine. Journey back in time as we explore captivating glimpses from different eras. Let's start with the Avebury/Stukeley Map, a remarkable artifact that showcases early publishing techniques. This intricate map, dating back centuries, reveals how knowledge was disseminated through printed materials. Fast forward to c1939-1941 when war dominated headlines. The Renown, Ark Royal, and Sheffield took center stage during these tumultuous times. Though their creators remain unknown, their depictions captured the bravery and resilience of those who served. Speaking of unknown creators, let's not forget The Darley Arabian - a masterpiece from 1922 that immortalized this legendary horse for generations to come. Through publishing, its legacy galloped across time. Enter the bustling Daily Telegraph printing room in 1900 – a hub of activity where stories were transformed into ink on paper. Witnessing this process reminds us of the power held by publishers to inform and shape public opinion. In another corner of history stands Sir John Alexander Hammerton alongside an enigmatic artist capturing Bernard Law Montgomery in 1942. Their collaboration brought forth striking images that conveyed both leadership and heroism during World War II. Jorge Luis Borges emerges as an influential figure within Argentinian poetry; his words etched onto pages continue to inspire readers worldwide even after his passing in 1986. Travel further back to medieval times when scholars meticulously transcribed manuscripts by hand. Their dedication preserved knowledge for future generations – a testament to the enduring impact throughout history. Nature also finds its place within these pages - Cir Mohr from Glen Rosa transports us to Scotland's Isle of Arran with its breathtaking beauty captured forever through artistry and print. Renard the Fox dances off ancient pages thanks to Philip Reinagle's brushstrokes in 1922.