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    DescriptionThis chunky volume features more than 1500 original engravings that illustrated the Webster's dictionaries of the 19th Century. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carerra, these engravings have been compiled into an infinitely fascinating artistic visual reference. Images of everything from Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, are arranged alphabetically to create enigmatic juxtapositions of the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Perfect for delighting and inspiring today's artists, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history, "Pictorial Webster's" is a visually stunning reference on both the dictionary thought-process and on printing technique.


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    Title
    Pictorial Webster's
    Subtitle
    A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johnny Carrera
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 906 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811867184
    ISBN 10: 0811867188
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART025000
    DC22: 741.6, 741.973
    LC classification: NE1103.7 .C37 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AKC
    Illustrations note
    1500
    Publisher
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Publication date
    26 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    California
    Author Information
    John Carrera is a printer, bookbinder, artist, and maker of fine-press books. He is the founder and proprietor of Quercus Press letterpress and bindery. He has taught and lectured extensively in the areas of book arts. His work is held in the special collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, Boston Athenaeum, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution Library, Stanford University, and many others. He is a member of the Letterpress Guild of New England and the Society of Printers.