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'The Most Peculiar History of the Chewing Gum Man' - created by Gelett Burgess in 1894 (watercolour, ink, varnish) [source]
From the Beinecke Digital Library (Yale U)

'The Most Peculiar History of the Chewing Gum Man' - created by Gelett Burgess in 1894 (watercolour, ink, varnish) [source]

From the Beinecke Digital Library (Yale U)

Macavity, Rum Tum Tugger II & Gumbie - original gouache and india ink sketches by Mike Margolis.

"Mike Margolis is a graduate of Willesden, Central and the Royal Art Colleges, he studied lithography under Clifford Wilkinson, and then became a protégé of the woodcut artist Paul Peter Piech. He has won over seventeen hundred international awards for graphics and fine arts, including two gold medals in the American Communication Arts Exhibitions and nine Layton Awards.

He is married to Anita Harris, the actress and singer who gained international acclaim for her portrayal of Grizabella in Cats. It was during the run of the Lloyd-Webber musical that Mike was inspired by the performances of the cast to create Catgrafika. Thanks to the patronage of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, the collection was originally exhibited in the foyer of the New London Theatre, complementing the performances of the musical.”

[source] {above images spliced together from screencaps}

beckerrarebooks:

These whimsical images come from the mind of Louis Crusius, a physician and artist who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  The Antikamnia Chemical Company used Crusius’ images in a series of calendars they published from 1897-1901, which they sent to physicians who could prove their medical standing.

The company, whose name means “opposed to pain,” was known for manufacturing a patent medicine called Antikamnia tablets.  Like most patent medicines of the time, the ingredients in the tablets could have ill effects - the tablets contained acetanilide, which could cause cyanosis (a condition in which the skin becomes blood due to insufficient oxygen).

Even more Crusius: The Antikamnia Chemical Company post on BibliOdyssey.

Rosarium (1813) by Humphry Repton* (1752-1818), English landscape designer (something of a successor to Capability Brown).
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Rosarium (1813) by Humphry Repton* (1752-1818), English landscape designer (something of a successor to Capability Brown).

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The ornament is ALIVE!
In a similar vein: Rise of the Living Type.

The ornament is ALIVE!

In a similar vein: Rise of the Living Type.

Opium poppy and associated insects (1717) by the great Maria Sibylla Merian - one of the founders of entomology.

houghtonlib:

A collection of the dresses of different nations, antient and modern, 1757.

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Houghton Library, Harvard University

design-is-fine:

Thomas Wright, An original theory of the universe, 1750. London. Via Linda Hall Library

1 cross section of the model of the Milky Way galaxy. 2 Multiple solar systems with comets.  3 The symbolic eye of Deity in all star systems: A finite View of Infinity. 4 The first depiction of multiple galaxies in a book  

pixography:

Viktor Safonkin  ~ “The Sun Supersedes Melancholy”

pixography:

Viktor Safonkin  ~ “The Sun Supersedes Melancholy”