Something slightly different this week… An Alphabet of Celebrities by Oliver Herford. I wonder what today’s ‘celebrities’ would be…?
I have been working on some out-of-copyright works to create samples in various ebook/digital formats. I laid this one out in iBooks Author, and then exported it as a PDF and used that to convert to a mobi file. The iBooks Author version has selectable text and you can turn the ‘speak’ feature on. The mobi version is flat artwork only, but you can zoom into the illustrations. I looked at making a KF8 panel-view version, but I think it’s only worthwhile if you have text that really is too small to be read comfortably.
This is by Oliver Herford, apparently called by some, the American Oscar Wilde. See here on Wikipedia
Here are the imprint details.
BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY 1899
ENTERED AT STATIONERS’ HALL THE HEINTZEMANN PRESS
Some sample pages (jpegs) below: