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The Decline of Extra-Illustration


The Works of William Shakespeare..., 1888. Extra illustrated by Augustin Daly, 1893.

In his 1903 booklet, The Art of Extra-Illustration, J.M. Bulloch proudly defined grangerizing as the art of “the methodized scrap-book” and advocated placing illustrations in separate volumes from the printed text, using reproductions of older prints rather than expensive originals, and pasting material directly to the page rather than inlaying. In short, what Bulloch called “the older methods of grangerizing” were too much trouble for the modern amateur coping with a superabundance of illustrated magazines, postcards, and newspaper clippings. The golden age of extra-illustration was over.


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