Jan 19, 2011

Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities

Ah here comes the first "From My Library to Yours" Post of the year *Drum rolls*
THE PICTORIAL WEBSTER'S :A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera.
I first heard of this book when a friend posted this video in facebook:

Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.
From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the vandercook to cutting the fingertabs of the deluxe edition, this video gives a quick overview of the process of creating the Pictorial Webster's fine press edition.

Then one of my favorite publishing company Chronicle Books Published a trade version, the one I will share some peeks today. If you are a lover of books, illustrations, antique, design, research, the vintage, stamps, and little curiosities then you must get this book, is a wonderful source of inspiration.

You can buy it HERE

Thank you John M. Carrera.

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