Galileo’s sketches from Sidereus Nuncius (1610), the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope
For a man who tried to work as little as possible, Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986), the cartoonist and author of popular humorous books satirising society and architecture, achieved a great deal. After requiring an extra year to complete his studies at Oxford, he left with a distinctly unremarkable fourth class degree and from there went on to fail the law exams he needed to work as a barrister. Whilst he was a failure in both his academic and professional career, he did eventually become very successful in making people laugh.
In 1936 he joined the Daily Express as their cartoonist and for the next forty years he produced -without too much strenuous effort on his part – an estimated 10,000 cartoons that gently mocked and parodied the Upper classes. There he became known as the pioneer of the Pocket Cartoon: a topical single-panel single-column drawing, which was then widely imitated by other newspapers.
Described by his headmaster at school as "irretrievably gauche," over the years Lancaster cultivated his personality and demeanor into that of a slightly outmoded, upper class Edwardian gentleman, of the kind he poked fun of in his cartoons. This led one acquaintance to remark that "the mask has become the face."
The books in the photographs are from two first editions of his comical books on architecture, published by John Murray in the late 1940s.
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if you ever try to befriend me and you expect to be in frequent contact with me i am so sorry. i do that with maybe two people and even then i often go days or weeks withouts saying anything before talking daily for a while.
the point is if we dont talk that doesnt mean i dont like u and think about u a lot im just terrible at maintaining close relationships