There is a type of book illustration, of poetic interpretation that seems to avoid the characteristic excesses of sentim,ment of much of the trade after 1850. There are two books that contain much excellent work, in the interpretation of narratives in the landscape and in the technical means for designing for engraving on wood
Jean Ingelow, Poems, Longman's London 1867, and to a lesser extent ,Robert Buchanan, North Coast and Other poems, Routledge, London 1868.
A Ingelow, p.81 The Star's Monument J.W.North; p.117 A Dead Year, G.J.Pinwell; Reflections p.123 G.J.Pinwell; The Letter 'L', p.125 J.W.North;
B The Letter 'L' p.145 J.W.North; The Letter 'L' p.1147 J.W.North; The High Tide p.163 G.J.Pinwell; The High Tide p.169 G.J.Pinwell;
C Light and Shade, p.209 Edward Poynter; The Four Bridges, p.253 J.W.North;The Four Bridges, p.255 J.W.North;The Four Bridges, p.257
D J.W.North;The Four Bridges, p.259 J.W.North;The Four Bridges, p.261 J.W.North;The Four Bridges, p.265 J.W.North; Strife and Peace p.297 G. J.Pinwell