Jacqueline Thomas Books



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The Islamic Golden Age was a period in history when the Muslim world was united under caliphates, dating from approximately the 8th to the 13th centuries, when Muslim rulers established one of the greatest empires in history. The capital of the Muslim world was Baghdad, where in 786 the House of Wisdom was established as an intellectual centre. Here scholars worked to translate ancient texts into Arabic gathered from the far reaches of the empire, from which mathematicians, engineers, astronomers, philosophers and many other developed new theories and invention of their own. Texts were further translated into Latin and other languages as knowledge grew and spread throughout the Empire.


In Spain the Muslim city of Cordoba became a major intellectual centre to rival that of Baghdad. Scholars and scientists brought their skills and learning to the shores of Medieval Europe, where their European counterparts had access to the huge libraries built by the caliphs. Early Renaissance scholars studied and built upon this great accumulation of knowledge to develop their own ideas and inventions. This book traces some of the steps along the pathways which led from the eastern empire and contributed so significantly to western learning.


26 pages printed on 250gsm Somerset Satin


Hard bound with screen printed book cover, silk spine


h 28cm x w 21cm




Hand-Bound Artist-Designer Books


Astrophysicists, mathematicians, instrument makers, and others in the fields of science use drawings, diagrams, numbers and symbols to illustrate their discoveries and inventions. The books are a collage of historical and contemporary information drawn from these and other sources, all of which relate in some way to science.

limited editions (maximum 10) digitally printed, stitched and hand-bound with screen-printed or digitally printed covers.

Arabic Science East to West 

William Herschel Astronomer and Musician

The Discovery of Electricity

 Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician

The Ten Most Abundant Elements in the Universe

Cards of Discovery


Beyond Our Planet Annual for Boys

Star Coordinates


Where Could I Live?

William Herschel Astronomer and Musician

Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts (Commission)

Books in collections of: British Library Contemporary Collection; The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, London; Stony Brook University, New York; Helen Storey Foundation; National Art Library, London, and Private collections in the US and the UK


Jacqueline Thomas took part in the exhibition Art and the Quantum Moment  at the Simons Centre for Geometry & Physics Stony Brook University, New York. Curated by Lorraine Walsh, with Robert Crease and Alfred Goldhaber in 2015. She exhibited  a limited edition of Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts commissioned by Kingston University, at Dorich House Museum, Kingston upon Thames, to accompany a Kingston University Symposium in 2015.

She exhibits at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London and at the Small Publishers Fair at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

Individually designed limited edition books can be commissioned for gifts and special presentations.