The British Museum decided for the first time to allow objects from its collection to be photographed--as long as Autotype was used for printing the negatives.
Lear's enthusiasm for Autotype was many-faceted, yet had its limits.
Moore, Celebration of Innovation: A History of Autotype 1868-2005 (McDermid Autotype, 2005 [privately printed company history]), provides an informative introduction to the history of the Autotype Company and the Victorian reception of the Autotype process.
In his preface he says, 'I collated the autotypes in the August and September of 1880, with the MS.
Davis edited a second edition of the book as EETS, 245 (1959), replacing the old autotypes with new photographs but leaving Zupitza's transliteration unchanged except for two letters (p.