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The Language of Flowers: An Alphabet of Floral Emblems (1857)

- June 26, 2019 in emotions, floral, flowers, language

Ever wondered what sentiments the various flowers express? The Victorians have you covered.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

Mnemonic Alphabet of Jacobus Publicius (1482)

- May 9, 2018 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, language, memory, Mnemonic Alphabet

Illustrated alphabet, used to aid memory, in which each letter is paired with an object (in some case more than one) which echoes its shape.

Cryptography: or the History, Principles, and Practice of Cipher-Writing (1898)

- February 14, 2018 in code, Cryptography, cyphers, language

An exploration of covert communication through history by the artist, naturalist, antiquarian, and writer Frederick Edward Hulme.

Cryptography: or the History, Principles, and Practice of Cipher-Writing (1898)

- February 14, 2018 in code, Cryptography, cyphers, language

An exploration of covert communication through history by the artist, naturalist, antiquarian, and writer Frederick Edward Hulme.

Cryptography: or the History, Principles, and Practice of Cipher-Writing (1898)

- February 14, 2018 in code, Cryptography, cyphers, language

An exploration of covert communication through history by the artist, naturalist, antiquarian, and writer Frederick Edward Hulme.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

A Collection of Fashionable English Words (1887)

- January 23, 2018 in Alphabet, japan, japanese, language, learning, translation, words

Japanese woodcuts from a series by Kamekichi Tsunajima titled “Ryūkō eigo zukushi”, showing images of animals, activities and objects each with their Japanese and English names.

The Pioneer ov Simplified Speling, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1912)

- January 31, 2017 in english spelling, language, spelling, spelling reform

The inaugural issue of the official journal of the Simplified Speling Soesiety, a group of passionate spelling reformists active in early 20th-century Britain, who boasted George Bernard Shaw amongst their members.