Euston Grove Press is a small independent publisher of books and other materials. I work a lot with them to produce reprints and facsimiles of materials I think are important to the historical topics I work on. These tend to supplement historical writing I produce in other venues. 

 

The largest project I’ve work with Euston Grove Press on has been production of high-quality facsimiles for the Crystal Palace Company’s guidebooks to Crystal Palace and Park. The 1856 edition of Samuel Philip’s general guide is quite popular.

 

My favourite is Richard Owen’s 1854 guide, Geology and Inhabitants of the Ancient World (Crystal Palace Guide 15) as it relates to the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.

Guide to Crystal Palace and Park from 1871

The Crystal Palace Company published a Guide to Crystal Palace and Park nearly every year in the first few decades after opening their attraction in Sydenham. These guides described main attractions – especially new additions More…

Eyewitness to the Brown Dog Affair

Edward K. Ford was an eyewitness to history. In 1907, London medical students protested over a statue raised to a little brown dog. Bonfires burned late into the night. Large groups marched through the streets More…

Handbook to the Marine Aquarium, 1856 Manual

This handbook to the marine aquarium was one of the first manuals with practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a marine fish tank, and for collecting plants and animals to stock that tank. It’s More…

Brown Dog Statue in Battersea Park

Protests were sure to follow the unveiling of the brown dog statue in Battersea, London, in 1906 in Latchmere Recreation Ground. The little terrier had become the focus of an anti-vivisection campaign directed against Professor William Bayliss More…

Guidebooks to 1854 Crystal Palace (Sydenham)

When the Crystal Palace and Park opened in Sydenham in 1854, the Crystal Palace Company had ready a series of small guidebooks to help visitors explore the attractions of their theme park. The general Guide offered More…

Eoornis pterovelox gobiensis (Eoörnis) – joke

Meet Eoörnis (Eoornis), the woofen-poof. As the author explains, ‘Through countless ages and successive civilizations this remarkable bird has been the symbol of speed, stamina, grace of line, proportion of members, and beauty of motion.’ More…

Evolution: Sewall Wright Taught Me, volume 1

Sewall Wright taught throughout his long career. Between 1926-1955, he worked at the University of Chicago. During this time, he developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. By the early 1930s, Wright’s teaching load More…

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