Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

James Northcote:

London 1833/ 1845

In the collection: The second edition, which was published by the remainder merchant Henry G. Bohn in 1845.

This second volume of fables was edited after the author’s death and was produced with the same troupe of engravers. Linton appreciated the first series, but preferred this second one, although in his opinion both showed the marks of a decline: “The second series is that for the student’s examination. But we are already nearing a less masterly time, a time of ‘finish’ rather than the lines of good drawing; we are losing the freshness of the older work.” (A Manual of Instruction)