Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities

Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera, Chronicle Books Staff

Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinatinghistorical record and a stunning jewel of a book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811867184
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/29/2009
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 417,565
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John M. Carrera is a printer, bookbinder, and artist who has taught and lectured extensively. He is the founder and proprietor of Quercus Press letterpress and bindery. He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of illustrations. Each word has an illustration associated with it so young minds can picture what the unknown object is. It is great for visual learners who need to see the image to grasp its meaning. There are no definitions, only pictures. The images are beautifully drawn. The book is very small. My copy is going to be a lovely Christmas present for a family with young children.
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