Wednesday, September 27, 2017

William Pickering's "The Elements of Euclid"

William Pickering's cover from The Elements of Euclid (1847). Pickering’s most notable publications include Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 1822, Decameron (with Stothard engravings) in 1825, William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, amongst others. Pickering was a prolific publisher in England in the early 1800s, publishing prose, as well as archelogical publications. 

Here a detailed explanation of the book's importance in modern graphic design.