John Bewick: Engraver on Wood, 1760-1795

By: Tattersfield, Nigel; Bewick, John

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When people think of Bewick, they are generally thinking of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) and his superlative wood engravings of animals and birds. Thomas's skill and reputation largely obscured the artistic recognition of his younger brother, John Bewick, also an accomplished wood engraver. Yet John Bewick was one of the earliest, if not the earliest, designer-engravers in England to make his living exclusively by illustrating books. His popularity resulted in producing illustrations and engravings for 60 books - mostly children's books - during a tragically short working life. This work consists of two parts; the first is a biography of the artist, the second provides a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of John Bewick's illustrations. Co-published with The British Library.

Title: John Bewick: Engraver on Wood, 1760-1795

Author/Composer: Tattersfield, Nigel; Bewick, John

Categories: Books about Books,

Publisher: British Library Board: 2001-06

ISBN Number: 1584560533

ISBN Number 13: 9781584560531

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 008450

Description: Used hardcover with dustjacket copy in Like New condition. Unmarked, clean, tight, just a bit of very minor wear back of dustjacket. This is my copy, read once with careful handling of book, which I now offer regretfully for sale. An excellent book for the antiquarian book afficionado and bookseller. The story told in this book is also about the brother of John Bewick, Thomas, and his contemporaries of the trade. Illustrated. Published by The British Library and Oak Knoll Press. Copyright 2001 by Nigel Howard Tattersfield. 256 pages, 26 cm. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Books on Books, Antiquarian, Illustration, History, Art, Wood, Engraving, Bewick, John, Thomas, Catalogue,