Bill Nye’s History of England (page 1/4)

[picture: Front cover]

Title: Bill Nye’s History of England

Author: Nye, Bill

Published by: J. B. Lippincott Company

City: Philadelphia

Date: 1900

Total items: 14

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Title page detail: Scholarly King]

Title page detail: Scholarly King

In this detail from the title page, a king (wearing a crown) sits at a table with a pen and an open book, and is also consulting a dictionary. He sratches his head, obviously baffled. [more...] [$]

[picture: Crest of a Popular Knight]

Crest of a Popular Knight

“He wore a crest on his helmet adorned with German favors given him by lady admirers, so that the crest of a popular young knight often looked like a slump at the Bon marché” (p. 103) [more...] [$]

[picture: Cæsar treating with the Britons]

Cæsar treating with the Britons

Cæsar (the Roman emperor) sits cross-legged on the ground, sharing a Native American peace pipe with the barefooted Britons. Of course, tobacco was not known in the ancient Western world; it came from North America. The small box is labeled “HAS? PLUG CUT” (the first word was probably HASH or HASP but the plate appears to have been damaged; my copy [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front cover]

Front cover

The front cover; the book is bound in plain buckram, with a cute design on the front of a gnome or pixie curled up reading a book, done in red and black with goild [...]detail of front cover. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover detail: jester reading a book]

Front Cover detail: jester reading a book

A man in a red jester’s mediaeval outfit reads a book. At first I thought he was a gnome or pixie, but in fact a jester is more appropriate for the cover of this humorous book! [more...] [$]

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Pictures from Bill Nye’s History of England by (as you guessed) Bill Nye, in 1896; my copy is dated 1900 and has a preface that mentions the death of the author.

The cartoons are by W. M. Goodes and A. M. Richards. William M. Goodes was born in Portage County, Ohio, in March 1857, the son of a painter. He became a popular American cartoonist, and died on 15th April 1919.

The book was published in the US before 1923, and, since the creators were American, is in the public domain.

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