“What an utter delight these images are. This book so deftly combines beauty, history, commerce, and play. It’s so off the main road that everything about it is fresh and surprising. Yet at the same time it is thoroughly accessible.”
Malcolm Margolin, founder of Heyday Books



“Labels of Empire is a visual feast. The images are intricate, lush, varied, and surprising. The beauty of the labels is abundant and astounding. Every time I look a different image takes my breath away. They are also historical documents that provide a window into the attitudes of empire and colonialism. The text is detailed, informative, and deeply researched.”
Julie Paschkis, painter and illustrator


Elephant Couple