Jesse Jacobs’ psychedelic post-nuptial tale Safari Honeymoon has been reviewed by Broken Frontier.
“The work of an ingenious and fertile imagination, this is a book where visual execution is unashamedly at the forefront of narrative drive in immersing the reader in a most intricately constructed realm of weirdness.” — Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
Read the whole review right here!
Poster designed by Thomas Bish, who pioneered new ways of advertising lottery tickets before the lottery was abolished by Parliament in 1826.
Address at the bottom is for BISH, 4 Cornhill and 9 Charing Cross, London. Poster reads:
"Catch Fortune when you can. As every man would rather get money than not, the attention of all is called to the New Lottery, in which, by a small risk, they may get an independent fortune. They should hasten to the nearest lottery office, and then, by purchasing even a share, they may secure what they desire, and which cannot fail to make the mare go, and place them (if money be their deity) in an earthly paradise."
Pictograms were a popular form of entertainment in the Victorian era and some came with an especial incentive to solve them - like the promise of an ‘Earthly paradise’ or the chance to win £30,000.
Examples of “dos-à-dos” (back-to-back) binding, a type almost exclusively produced in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Contents often included two complementary devotional works, such as a prayerbook and a Psalter, or the Bible’s Old and New Testament. Reading the one text you can flip the “book” to consult the other. The last image above is a unification of no less than seven devotional works printed by the same printer (Feichtinger, Lintz, 1736-1737), showing that the constructions could also encompass much more than just two texts. In the 20th century this type of binding enjoyed a revival with the Double Ace books, which featured two short science fiction stories.
Via Folger Library’s image database of bookbindings. Images c/o St Andrew’s University Library, Bib BS2085.C27 (top); Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library, STC 23811.2 (two pics), STC 2907 (broidery); Chetham’s Library, shelfmark unknown (editions from 1629, 1633); Ed. J. M. Feichtinger, Lintz, 1736-1737 (from this sales catalogue). Other examples from the Folger here.
A wooden box containing seven photographs taken in in the summer of 2013 and printed at a one-hour photo lab shortly after, mounted to card with hand-stamped title page. In a private collection, Japan.
Thrown Camera Photographs by Iain Baxter
R TR179.5.B399 T47 1979
“This publication was produced on the occasion of an exhibition of photo-art by Iain Baxter/N.E. Thing Co. at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge . March 11 – April 8, 1979.”[ICP library copy is signed by Iain Baxter& - Iain Baxter changed his name to Iain Baxter& in 2005]. Thrown Camera Photographs is part of a series which includes: Vancouver Beauty Spots, Reflections Lethbridge and Ever Ready.