Book chapterMedical products, predominantly sold by newspaper and book printers, became the most heavily advertised branded good throughout the eighteenth century. Proprietary medicines were big business and so counterfeits were rife; protecting the brand was crucial. Proprietors aimed to convince consumers of the medicine’s authenticity, its reliability and, on occasion, its...
Book chapterNineteenth-century stone bottles used for liquid blacking and alcohol are among the most frequently recovered nineteenth-century objects. Such items often display proprietary marks that provide tantalizing hints about the former owners or use of the bottle and have received considerable attention from collectors, archaeologists and curators. This chapter, based upon...
DatasetThe dataset comprises text from the collection of digitised books created using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. The books cover a wide range of subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature. The dataset is in Analysed Layout and Text Object (ALTO) Extensible Markup Language (XML) format.
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