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Print Culture In Eighteenth Century England

This website was created by undergraduate students at the University of Michigan John Schietinger, Molly Kennedy, and Deonna Labert. It is an imaginary digital bookshop by historical eighteenth-century book seller Jacob Tonson. The website also contains information on eighteenth-century print culture, primary sources, and a selected bibliography of secondary resources. 


Make Your Own Codex

Part of Dartmouth College's Ancient Books Lab, this website offers a complete step by step demonstration, along with photographs, on how to construct a codex book binding.


Fleuron: A Database of Eighteenth-Century Printers' Ornaments

Created by a team at the University of Cambridge, Fleuron is an online collection of eighteenth-century printers ornaments - decorations often used by eighteenth century printers. The collection contains a blog and can be searched by date, city, author, or book.


Locating London's Past

 "Locating London’s Past provides an intuitive GIS interface enabling researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against John Rocque’s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map." The website is a partnership between the University of Hertfordshire, the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and the University of Sheffield.


Vauxhall Gardens

A website hosted by David Coke dedicated to documenting the history of Vauxhall Gardens located in Kennington just outside London. In the eighteenth-century Vauxhall Gardens was home to numerous historic public events and performances. The website also acts as a companion to the book Vauxhall Gardens : A History by David Coke and Dr. Alan Borg.