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Book, Yellow back, Illustration, Image
Ward & Lock closely followed Routledge as the most prolific publisher of yellowbacks, producing series such as the Run a...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image
Black Bess is a heavily fictionalised account of the life and death of the infamous English highway bandit Dick Turpin ...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...
Book, Illustration, Image
The Moonstone is generally considered the first detective novel in English, but it might better be described as the firs...