The Philosophy of Beards (1854)

Eccentric Victorian book arguing a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard – that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times….more

Album of Seaweed Pictures (1848)

Fine specimen of a 19th-century seaweed album, in which marine algae is rendered into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes….more

A Dictionary of Victorian Slang (1909)

A book detailing the slang of the Victorian era, including such delights as “afternoonified”, “bang up the elephant”, “shoot into the brown”, and “got the morbs”….more

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