The Circling Year (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover - The Circling Year]

Pictures from The Circling Year for 1870, which took illustrations and articles from two magazines, The Leisure Hour and The Sunday at Home.

There are a mixture of hand-tinted lithographs, chromos, and hand-coloured engravings.

I bought this book at Alphabet Bookshop in Port Colborne, Ontario, in September 2017.

Title: The Circling Year

Author: Anonymous

Published by: The Religious Tract Society

City: London

Date: 1870

Total items: 11

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 for Circling the Year]

Title page for Circling the Year

The title page for ‘Circling the Year”for 1870 has a leafy border framing two large flowers at the top, and representations of the year beneath: spring with flowers; summer with warmth from a starry sky; the autumn [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Vintage gold circular leaf border or frame]

Vintage gold circular leaf border or frame

Today people looking at this circular wreath design stamped in gold would think first of Christmas: there’s holly and ivy and what could pass for ornaments. But if you look more closely it represents the whole year, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Village Blacksmith]

The Village Blacksmith

The blacksmith stands wearing his boiler suit; he has a hammer in one upraised hand ready to strike hot metal on his anvil; perhaps he is making a horseshoe or maybe it’s a manacle for a slave. In the background his apprentice keeps the fire going; in the foreground, standing next to a mighty tree whose branches seem to support the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Stoke Pogis Churchyard]

Stoke Pogis Churchyard

The churchyard at Stoke Pogis (today written Stoke Poges) was the setting for Thomas Grey’s famous Elegy. [more...] [$]

[picture: For the stranger, the fatherless, the widow]

For the stranger, the fatherless, the widow

This full-page illustration is enclosed in a green and gold border with gold stalks of wheat around an engraving of a woman in old-fashioned clothing harvesting wheat. Underneath the engraving in black and gold is the [...] [more...] [$]


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Pictures from The Circling Year for 1870, which took illustrations and articles from two magazines, The Leisure Hour and The Sunday at Home.

There are a mixture of hand-tinted lithographs, chromos, and hand-coloured engravings.

I bought this book at Alphabet Bookshop in Port Colborne, Ontario, in September 2017.


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