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Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick

Uglow, Jenny

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ISBN 10: 0374112363 / ISBN 13: 9780374112363
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2007
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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458 pages, with illustrations. Small mark on bottom edge, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 455818. Bookseller Inventory # 455818

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Title: Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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A beautifully illustrated biography of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), the man whose art helped shape the way we view the natural world

At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick's History of British Birds marked the moment, the first "field guide" for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But his work was far more than a mere guide, for in the vivid vignettes scattered through the book, Bewick captured the vanishing world of rural English life.

In this superb biography, Jenny Uglow tells the story of the farmer's son from Tyneside who influenced book illustration for a century to come. It is a story of violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life, and the beauty of the wild -- a journey to the beginning of our lasting obsession with the natural world.

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Jenny Uglow is an editor at Chatto & Windus and lives in Canterbury, England. Her previous books include A Little History of British Gardening (FSG, 2004); The Lunar Men (FSG, 2002), winner of the PEN International Prize for History; and Hogarth (FSG, 1997).

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