Pictorial Webster’s by Quercus Press

Watch as John Carrera of Quercus Press transforms engravings from 19th century Webster’s dictionaries into a handmade work of bookish art.

The handmade editions are expensive, naturally, but a trade edition is available from Chronicle Books for $35. Chronicle Books is also giving away one of the leather-bound editions—enter the contest here before November 15th.  See sample pages and more about the project at Quercus Press.

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6 comments on “Pictorial Webster’s by Quercus Press

  1. AndrewL says:

    Contest is USA only 😦

  2. Sylvia says:

    Oh, that's odd, the entry form has spots for province and a country dropdown. Maybe they used canned form code. I'll have to ask one of my US accomplices to enter for me!

  3. Fay Sheco says:

    Sylvia, thank you for the heads up. My copy arrived today–the Chronicle Books edition. Hours of browsing the images lie ahead. I'm already in love with this book.

  4. Sylvia says:

    Wonderful! Definitely the perfect book for browsing. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

  5. Stefanie says:

    Wow! There is something to be said for mass production making books cheap but what a beautiful art is book creation!

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