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Beautiful book covers

More from the Asheton-Tonge collection today in the form of these most attractive book covers from the 1850s. The artist responsible for The Gold Worshippers is unknown but Pictures of the Town is illustrated by William McConnell (1833-1867), a prolific artist who produced work for Punch and the Illustrated London Magazine. Unhappily, ill health prevented McConnell from continuing to work, and he sadly died of consumption aged only 35.

 

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