I'm sure you've heard about The Pictorial Webster's and have probably seen it passed around or own a copy yourself. If not, it's a visual dictionary, hundreds of pages of beautiful, antique engravings of animals, gadgets, and other goodies. Really neat.
the edition you may already know
But there's more to this story, which I learned from Kevin Mercer, a fellow printer who makes awesome posters, and that is that Pictorial Webster's started out as a small, handprinted, handbound, handeverything edition by Johnny Carrera of Quercus Press.
Watch the video below, for an information and amazing description of the process that literally left me mouth agape.