"Victorian Blood Book" ex libris EW
- The Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin
highlights on its February news page an item from EW's library, the
very peculiar "Victorian Blood Book."
"This large, oblong decoupage book contains over 40 collages
consisting of carefully cut out and assembled engravings from books.
The decoupage has been embellished with hand-colored drops of "blood"
and handwritten religious commentaries. The emphasis throughout is on
images of the Crucifixion, birds, and snakes, all dripping with blood."
See http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/enews/2009/february/bloodbook.html for
additional information and some illustrations from the book.
Antony F. P. Vickery