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In 1843 Alexander Macmillan and his brother Daniel opened their first bookshop together in Cambridge and thus began one ...
Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...
Book, Illustration, Image
Anthony Trollope’s (1815–1882) novel Orley Farm was first published in instalments from March 1861 to October 1862. Trol...
When Queen Victoria’s (1819–1901) husband Albert (1819–1862) died aged only 42, she was plunged into a state of mourning...
Manuscript, Notebook, Fair copy
This manuscript is one of Christina Rossetti’s poetry notebooks: small, bound and lined booklets used to transcribe, in ...