Proofs of 57 wood engravings by the firm of Smith and Linton [album]

Accession number: 
PML 147610
London?, 18--.
57 prints : wood engravings ; sheets: 158 x 115 mm, or smaller.
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.

Collection of 57 proofs of wood engraved illustrations by W.J. Linton, individually mounted on leaves of a bound album measuring 200 x 145 mm; included are signed or initialed wood engravings after illustrations by Kenny Meadows for George Pardon's Whist : its history and practice and Richard Doyle for Dickens's The chimes, including a proof of what appears to be a variant version of the illustrated margin for the chapter heading for the "Third quarter", as well as cuts after T. Creswick, W.B. Scott, J. Gilbert, and others.

Dark green cloth backed in black leather.

With a presentation inscription by Linton to the son of his former partner, John Orrin Smith, in ink on fourth leaf of album: From W.J. Linton to his trusty friend Harvey Orrinsmith of 37 Kirby St. Hatton Garden London these proofs of Smith & Linton.

From the library of Gordon N. Ray.