Hone’s Everyday Book (page 1/6)

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[picture: Front Cover, Hone's Everyday Book]

Pictures from The Everyday Book and Table Book, by William Hone, 1826, London.

The illustrations are probably by George Cruikshank.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for William Hone and another for George Cruikshank.

The book has been scanned entirely and low-resolution page images of the full book are online hosted by Google.

Title: Hone’s Everyday Book

Author: Hone, William

City: London

Date: 1826

Total items: 39

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: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8 is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin; that is, the supposed birthday of the mother of Jesus. She is shown wearing a crown, with a starburst of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Aquarius, or, the Water Bearer.]

Aquarius, or, the Water Bearer.

“The sun enters Aquarius on this day [21st January], though he does not enter it in the visible zodiac until the 18th of February. [more...] [$]

[picture: May]

May

A poem beneath the picture reads as follows: [more...] [$]

[picture: Bookplate, R. B. Colvin]

Bookplate, R. B. Colvin

It seems that my copy of this book once belonged to one B. B. Colvin, probably Beale Blackwell Colvin (1809 – 1865), of Monkham’s Hall, Waltham, Essex; he was the high sheriff of Essex in 1848. [more...] [$]

[picture: Vernal Equinox]

Vernal Equinox

Perhaps not a very clear illustration of an equinox, but still a pretty woodcut of the Sun’s rays reaching the Earth. [$]


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Pictures from The Everyday Book and Table Book, by William Hone, 1826, London.

The illustrations are probably by George Cruikshank.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for William Hone and another for George Cruikshank.

The book has been scanned entirely and low-resolution page images of the full book are online hosted by Google.


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