Posts tagged ephemera
Yanatas, Waulkenphast, Kalydor
 

Yanatas, Waulkenphast, Kalydor

Yanatas, Waulkenphast, Kalydor was the title of a talk given by author Jonathan Keates yesterday. The gilded glory of the Savile Club heard Jonathan give a fascinating talk on the ephemera of advertising in Victorian guidebooks. Examples taken from his own collection of guides showed us that, whatever we do, the Victorians were usually there first. Incidently Yanatas is ‘The Remedy with the acrostic name’: ‘You Are Now Able To Avoid Sea-sickness’.

 
and in the darkness find them…
 

and in the darkness find them…

In 1981 BBC Radio 4 produced a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. These illustrations were used in the Radio Times. They're amazing considering that they only appeared 10mm high. They're not credited but the artist Eric Fraser (1902–1983) initialled one so we know who to thank. He also illustrated the Folio Society edition of The Lord of the Rings in 1977. Why we didn't cut out all 26 from the RT I can't say but we knew what we liked even then.