Title: The Life And Works Of Thomas Bewick Being An...
Publisher: The Art Journal, London
Publication Date: 1882
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First edition.
276 pages. 28.5 x 22 cm. Engraved frontispiece of Bewick, and 100 black and white illustrations. Limited edition, copy 25 of 250, a presentation copy, "from the author," dated Sept. 14, 1882. FREITAG 707. Gordon N. Ray [ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND], notes, "Bewick's use of end-grained blocks was widely imitated both in England and the Continent. Among his apprentices were some of the most distinguished engravers of the first half of the 19th century. When later artists like Gordon Craig and William Nicholson revived the tradition of creative work on wood, they turned to Bewick's example in freeing themselves from the trammels of reproductive engraving." General Index. Index to Works. Book label, toning to free front endpapers and frontispiece, chipping to backstrip extremities, corners rubbed. Orig. two-toned brown cloth. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 19407
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