Monday, February 20, 2012

Dean and Son: Endless Mirth

Illustrated Review Jan 1 1874
 Dean & Son operated a juvenile printing and publishing house on Fleet Street, from 1947. The firm was one of the most successful for its early use of chromolithography in their Embossed Chromo toy-books. In 1892 Dean’s movable toy-books attracted the attention of toymakers in Vienna and Berlin. Cheap toy-books were first produced in England by Jemmy Catnach, late of the Seven Dials, at his Toy-Book Manufactory, and Johnny Pitts, of the Toy and Marble Warehouse. 

The life and times of James Catnach 1878

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