The Early Modern Commons

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Prints for sale

18 June 2017

  I’ve added a couple of new items to the ‘for sale’ section of the site. Click on the link above, or just click HERE, and scroll to the bottom of the page to...

Battle of Toulon ‘Medal’, 1744

25 May 2017

    It’s not often that you come across a medal that’s been created to mark a notable military defeat. This copper token was struck to commemorate the Battle...

The costs and profitability of satirical print production

9 May 2017

  View of an intaglio printer’s workshop during the early years of the nineteenth-century. The technology and process of printing from copper changed remarkably little during...

Printing for an original eighteenth-century plate

3 May 2017

Some readers may remember this post from January 2016, in which I gave a potted history of the career of the copperplate-maker Benjamin Whittow (fl.1750 -1805). Whittow was one...