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A look at Regency Fonts and Font making
Behind the scenes at an Engraver's shop
From The Book of Trades, London, 1804
...including a first hand account by Jane Austen
I suppose, you will be going to Streatham, to see quiet Mr. Hill and eat very bad baker's bread.
Jane Austen to Cassandra, November 3, 1813
The labourers behind High Fashion
Jane Austen visited the Southampton shipyard with her nephews to view the new 74 gun frigate. What did they see?
"What pin-money, what jewels, what carriages you will have!"
In an age of literacy, the type-founder held one of the most important jobs in publishing.
A look at the Regency Postal System and the men who kept it running.
From "The Book of Trades, or Library of Useful Arts"
What kind of hours went into creating fabulous Regency gowns?
From "The Book of Trades, or Library of Useful Arts" published by Jacob Johnson, in 1807.