Thomas Miller The Boy's Winter Book (Chapman & Hall, 1847)

Early colour printing by Henry Vizetelly, from a drawing by Birket Foster.

The Boy's Winter Book
  Printing during the nineteenth century


1848 Applegath and Cowper developed a vertical rotary printing machine for The Times

Napier double-platen printing machine came into general use for book printing, able to work up to 800 impressions an hour

Papier-maché moulds or flongs patented for use in stereotyping

Electrotyping came into use, chiefly for illustrations at first, but later for long print runs

Colour printing became commercially viable for cheap books