Some Notes on Wood Engraving: Selected from his Memoir and Edited by Thomas Rae

By: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)

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FIRST EDITION of 370 copies, this is 1 of 300 printed on Mellotez paper and bound in paper covers; this copy is number 287; the book was designed, set by hand in Caslon Old Face type, & printed by Thomas Rae at Signet Press in Scotland. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (5), 20, (vi) pp. Half-title, black-and-white wood engraved frontispiece, Bewick's wood engravings throughout, notes and bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial stiff wrappers in white and pale green, title on spine; binding tight, covers foxed, soiled, and insect freckled, especially to rear cover. MM319-053. Good. English engraver Thomas Bewick is best known for creating illustrated editions of Aesop's fables, but also created engraved cutlery and wood blocks for advertising. Because of his white line engravings on endgrain, Bewick is considered the "Father of Wood Engraving." This volume includes substantial notes from editor Thomas Rae, which helps contextualize the narrative on engraving.

Title: Some Notes on Wood Engraving: Selected from his Memoir and Edited by Thomas Rae

Author Name: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Greenock, The Signet Press: 1961

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: MM319-053

Keywords: Thomas Bewick, Some Notes on Wood Engraving Selected from his Memoir, Thomas Rae, Wood Engraving, Art, Limited Edition, Fine Press