Vizetelly & Compan(ies), A Complex Tale of Victorian Printing and Publishing.

Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room, University of Toronto, 2003,

First Edition. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 139 pp. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room, University of Toronto, New. Item #25382

This exhibition traces the careers of James Vizetelly (1817-1897) and his brother Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894), as printers and engravers, and occasionally publishers in the 1840s and 1850s. The firm started as Vizetelly & Company in 1838 and changed its name to Vizetelly Brothers & Company when Henry became a partner in 1842. Following a dispute, the partnership was ended about 1850. After this date, James Vizetelly used the original firm name, while Henry operated under his own name. Both brothers were involved in the development of pictorial journalism, at times producing work for The Illustrated London News, but also as founders of The Pictorial Times and other journals. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue were prepared by Marie Korey (Massey College), Richard Landon (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library) and Yannick Portebois and Dorothy E.Speirs (French Studies, University of Toronto). Frontispiece, black and white illustrations in text along with a section in color.

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