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Linton

Linton- Life in the Collections

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52) Poems and Pictures: A Collection of Ballads, Songs and other Poems, Illustrated by English Artists.

London 1846

This example of  a  mass-produced picture book for the inflationary Victorian book market contains utterly uninspired illustration work and lots of merely mechanical engraver-work. Linton was responsible for the predominant part of the hasty engravings. When he critized the slavery of facsimile reproduction work in his tracts on xylography, he knew what he was talking about.


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