X is for…

How alphabet books dealt with the letter X before the rise of x-rays and xylophones….more

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edition)

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales….more

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