A complete set of twelve in shadow-box frames.
Example of framing;
Rudyard Kipling was invited to write verses for the series sometime in the summer of 1898, but, as W. E. Henley remarked, he `wouldn’t or couldn’t’ accept the invitation. The commission was given instead – apparently at short notice – to Henley. In a letter of 18 August 1898, Henley writes: ‘Nicholson has done 12 admirable London types, and I’m trying to run each into verse. I’ve done three – to each his quatorzain. But the thing lacks an end … I ought to be at Margate or thereabouts; but I’ll scarce get there before October now.’ Henley’s verses for London Types earned him ¬£75.
For this publication Nicholson provided a cover design and thirteen woodcuts. The thirteen woodcuts are: Bus Driver (Knightsbridge Road); Guardsman (The Horse Guards); Hawker (Kensington); Beef-eater (The Tower); Sandwich-Man (Trafalgar Square); Coster (Hammersmith); Lady (Rotten Row); Bluecoat Boy (Newgate Street); Policeman (Constitution Hill); Newsboy (The City); Drum-Major (Wimbledon Common); Flower Girl (Any Corner); Barmaid (Any Bar). The Bus Driver was not used in the Library and Popular editions. The thirteen cuts are all approximately 10 x 9 inches in size. The surviving London Types blocks are listed on pp.240-1.
London Types was published in three Englishlanguage editions and two French editions.