The origin and antiquity of engraving: with some remarks on the utility and pleasures of prints. William Spohn Baker.
The origin and antiquity of engraving: with some remarks on the utility and pleasures of prints

The origin and antiquity of engraving: with some remarks on the utility and pleasures of prints

Philadelphia: George Gebbie, 1872. First edition, 8vo, pp. 62; previous owner's rubberstamp on title page, else a near fine, bright copy in original green cloth stamped in gilt on the upper cover and spine. This copy with an inscription in pencil to "Zavarr Wilmshurst with the compliments of Stephen English" at the top of the title page. Zavarr Wilmshurst (1824-1887) was born William Bennett in England and came to New York under his new name where he thrived as a poet, journalist, and dramatist with at least six books of poetry to his credit. Stephen English was his predecessor at the Insurance Times which Wilmshurst took over with Dr. P. T. Kempson after English's death. Earlier, Wilmshurst also was an editor at the Insurance Monitor. Item #58041

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