Museum of Childhood Archives: Fairytales from many places

These sketches were made last week as I looked through a box of books on fairytales. Most of the books bound I found were collections of fairytales from different parts of the world that had been interpreted by British writers and illustrators. It is evident in the way the stories are told and the wording … More Museum of Childhood Archives: Fairytales from many places

Museum Archives – Isaac Watts

In the archives this week I found a publication of Isaac Watt’s¬†Divine Songs,¬†illustrated with plates by many different illustrators. The book’s frontispiece is keen to make sure to emphasise that the printing process used was ‘graphotype’ – a type of printing using electrochemical process in which a metal plate was cast from an engraved stone. … More Museum Archives – Isaac Watts