A remarkable fifteenth-century folding almanac in a green and pink silk binding was recently acquired by the Wellcome Library. It stands out because of its exquisite textile binding, and the high artistic standard of its illustrative features, particularly the Zodiac Man. Only a handful of such artefacts survive, and this particular example had been in private hands and was previously unknown to scholars. More on the click ~~
❤✄◡ً✄❤ The "Empress" chain stitch was licensed by C.T. Judkins, and at this time, it is not clear who marketed the machine. The design incorporates a standard four motion underfeed. - http://www.dincum.com/library/lib_judkins_empress.html
Chatterbox Album of Animals. Margaret Vandegrift (1845-1913). Published by W. W. Gardner, London, 1880. Illustrated by Harrison Weir (1824-1906). First edition. The classic 1880 animal stories of pets, wild animals and farm animals for children. Black and white illustrations. "This is a Robin that built its nest, and hatched its eggs, in an old shoe which had been thrown away..."