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: 9

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: 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: Front Cover - The Circling Year]

Front Cover - The Circling Year

The cover of this book is still a strong blue after over 140 years, and the gold is (of course) still gold. [more...] [$]

[picture: On the Serpentine]

On the Serpentine

A night-time Winter scene in Victorian London: it’s the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, and it’s frozen over with ice. People are skatingcarrying burning torches to light their way; in the foreground a man sells roast chestnuts; someone is pushing a passenger on a sleigh, warmly wrapped [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Full-page holly and ivy border, US Letter sized]

Full-page holly and ivy border, US Letter sized

This leafy border features ivy with some holly thwoen in for good measure: it’d be great at Christmas but could be used at other times too. It surrounds the titlepage of the book. [more...] [$]

[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...] [$]


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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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