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BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY by  Nigel Tattersfield - Hardcover - 1999 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 54988)

BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY by  Nigel Tattersfield - Hardcover - 1999 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 54988)

BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

by Tattersfield, Nigel

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9781884718915
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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 range of work, from banknotes and inscriptions in silver, to the making of type punches and bottle moulds. The workshop's surviving records are unique in their diversity and quantity. In recent years, the records have been used in the study of engraved silver, pottery transfers, and the preparatory studies for Bewick's wood engravings. Bookplates is fully illustrated, with over 300 examples, and its wealth of biographical information on the owners of the bookplates represents an important contribution to the social history of the north of England.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
54988
Title
BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
Author
Tattersfield, Nigel
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Bookplates
Format/binding
Hardcover, dust jacket
Book condition
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70
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1884718914
ISBN 13
9781884718915
Publisher
The British Library and Oak Knoll Press
Place of Publication
London and New Castle
Date Published
1999

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Oak Knoll Books was founded in 1976 by Bob Fleck, a chemical engineer by training, who let his hobby get the best of him. Somehow making oil refineries more efficient using mathematics and computers paled in comparison to the joy of handling books. Oak Knoll Press, the second part of the business, was established in 1978 as a logical extension of Oak Knoll Books. Oak Knoll Books is a thriving company that maintains an inventory of about 20,000 titles. Our main specialties are books about bibliography, book collecting, book design, book illustration, book selling, bookbinding, bookplates, children's books, Delaware books, fine press books, forgery, graphic arts, libraries, literary criticism, marbling, papermaking, printing history, publishing, typography & type specimens, and writing & calligraphy - plus books about the history of all of these fields.

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