Annin & Smith

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Engraving by Annin & Smith; in Bigelow's American Medical Botany, 1820

Annin & Smith (c. 1818-1837) was an engraving firm in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century, established by William B. Annin and George Girdler Smith.[1][2][3] The firm kept offices on Court Street[4] and Cornhill.[5]


  1. ^ William Dunlap. A history of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States, Volume 3. C.E. Goodspeed & Co., 1918.
  2. ^ Catalogue of a loan exhibition of book-plates and super-libros: held by the Club of odd volumes, at the Museum of Fine Arts, April 25th to June 5th, 1898. Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1898; p.86.
  3. ^ Boston Directory. 1823, 1832
  4. ^ Boston Directory. 1823.
  5. ^ Boston Directory. 1832

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Works with engravings by Annin & Smith[edit]

  • Jacob Bigelow. American medical botany: being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1817-1820. 3 volumes.
  • John Locke, James Edward Smith. Outlines of botany: taken chiefly from Smith's Introduction; containing an explanation of botanical terms and an illustration of the system of Linnaeus. Also some account of natural orders, and the anatomy and physiology of vegetables; Illustrated by engravings. For the use of schools and students. Boston: Published by Cummings and Hilliard, 1819.
  • Walter Scott. Tales of my landlord. Boston: Samuel H. Parker, no. 12, Cornhill, 1821. Drawn by William Allan.
  • William Tudor. The life of James Otis of Massachusetts: containing also, notices of some contemporary characters and events from the year 1760 to 1775. Boston: Wells and Lilly, Court Street, 1823.
  • Penmanship or the Beauties of Writing Exemplified in a Variety of Specimens Practical and ornamental, 4th ed. Boston: 1829.
  • Asher Benjamin. The practical house carpenter: Being a complete development of the Grecian orders of architecture, methodised and arranged in such a simple, plain, and comprehensive manner, as to be easily understood... Boston: Published by the author, R.P. & C. Williams, and Annin & Smith, 1830. Reprint of 3rd ed. (1832)
  • Boston writing copies. Boston: Carter and Hendee, corner of Washington and School Streets, 1833. Drawn by Barnabas Whitney.

Works about Annin & Smith[edit]

  • Review of Bigelow's American Medical Botany, v.1 part 2, and v.2 part 1 (Boston: Cummings & Hillard, 1819). The North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, Vol. 9, No. 24 (June 1819), pp. 23–26.

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Engravings by Annin & Smith

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