BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY ISBN 13: 9781884718915
ISBN 10: 1884718914
Hardcover; London And Newcastle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Pr, 1999; ISBN-13: 978-1884718915
Description:New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999 ISBN 1-884718-91-4 Quarto (10.0 in. by 7.0 in.); 352pp.; fine hardcover; fine dust jacket; crisp; clean; bright..
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Description:London and New Castle: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 1999. hardcover, dust jacket. Bookplates. large 8vo. hardcover, dust jacket. 384 pages. Forty years before the turn of the 18th century, a small, prestigious bookplate workshop was established, the likes of which were never to be seen again after its employment of one man: Thomas Bewick. To this day, the works of the bookplate shop of Beilby & Bewick are highly collectible and valued in the antiques world. This account offers several hundred bookplates engraved on copper and wood, executed and printed in the workshop over a period of 89 years. It is quite the most extensive and thorough study of this subject in its use of primary sources. The author's lively enthusiasm and careful scholarship have combined to produce a valuable and truly pioneering work on a subject clouded by speculation and optimistic attribution until now. Nigel Tattersfield has taken full advantage of the recently-opened archives of Beilby & Bewick to reveal a vast… Read More
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