A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485 by James William Edmund Doyle . London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.
One of the latest treasures to be added to our collection is this hi-spot of Victorian color printing.
Within the text of Doyle's history of England are 81 wood-engraved illustrations masterfully engraved and colored by Edmund Evans.
Evans perfected the chromoxylography process which transformed the illustrated children's book. His work helped propel the likes of Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott to their places as the premier illustrators of the time.
His major of work of the 1860's was Doyle's A Chronicle of England.
If you're planning on attending the upcoming Folio Forum on March 27th, here's some background reading - an article on Michael Pertschuk's new book. Focusing on the role of Ralph Nader in mobilizing consumer resistance to corporate lobbying, it makes the point that the Warren Magnuson committee was the core or resistance to corporate power in the U.S. Senate. The key figure in this, beside Pertschuk, was Seattle attorney Jerry Grinstein, still very much an influential civic figure in Washington state.