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Ball, Douglas 'Victorian Publishers' Bindings.' London: The Library Association, 1985, 90 p. and 155 p.
Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985, 223 p. ISBN 0859641392
'The Oxford English Dictionary' Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Second edition vol.XX, 401 p.
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Design for a silver winker-mount
Height: 31.5 cm Loose page of album, Width: 24.6 cm Loose page of album, Height: 14.7 cm Design, Width: 8.3 cm Design
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
This silver winker-mount was designed for harness presumably for Prince Albert's stable. There is a reference in the 'Oxford English Dictionary' to 'coach-horse's winkers' and to the use of the term in the 1859 'Carriage Builders' Art Journal' 'the winker-cheek is cut eight inches from buckle to buckle.'
Historical significance: This design is part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476:
'It is extraordinarily rare to have this kind of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'
Page from an album, from which the cover has been lost, on which is a design of an elaborate, semi-circular mount drawn in pencil. It is drawn on a rectangular page of grey paper stuck to, and within a pencil border on, a large sheet of cream-coloured, stiffened paper.