POST OFFICE. PRESTON (F.) A Series of Caricature Plates of the Post Office, [c.1890-1910]

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PRESTON (F.) A Series of Caricature Plates of the Post Office

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PRESTON (F.) A Series of Caricature Plates of the Post Office, 65 electro plates (12 of them c.190 x 120mm., 53 slightly larger, c.21 x 13mm., one double, many with captions in the plate), one leaf of letterpress "for TS" defending the series against lying impudence in St. Martin's Magazine, some pencil annotations, identifying and adding comments, including the name of the artist (the plates are signed only with initials), binder's cloth, worn, 8vo, [c.1890-1910?]

Footnotes

  • The author is presumably the F. Preston who is recorded as superintendent of the Central Telegraph Office and retired in 1911 (National Archives; more is no doubt available in the PO archives). The series itself is apparently unrecorded.
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