An album compiled by Thomas Coates, solicitor and sometime secretary to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, containing 340 proofs of wood engravings mounted on 68 leaves, with section titles and descriptions: Illustrations of the Hindoos / drawn on the blocks by Wm. Westall, A.R.A. 1835 (ca.  p.); British Canada 1835 ( p.); British costume ( p.); Old English sports ( p.); a group of 10 pages (some blank) with Roman ruins and other historic sites in Spain and Portugal; Illustrations of the Modern Egyptians / drawn on the blocks by the Author, Edwd. Wm. Lane Esq. 1836 (24 p.). Many of the ilustrations are captioned in blank ink by the same hand; others prints with pencil notations.
- Creator: Coates, Thomas, approximately 1802-1883, collector.
- Title: [Album of proofs of illustrations for publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge] [graphic].
- Publication: [London, 1834-1836]
Quarto 724 834C
Acquired February 2016