Thomas Bewick: Vignettes from Birds, Quadrupeds and Fables, Memorial Edition

Price: $200.00

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Condition: Fine

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Chicago, IL: The Black Cat Press, 1971.

Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches. [12] pp., 15 ff., [8] pp. Text block presented French-fold, half-title, cat vignette on title page, 4 bird ornaments as headpiece for the introduction, 15 Bewick vignettes printed from the original blocks by R. Hunter Middleton, index, marbled endpapers; text clean, unmarked, pages toned unevenly. Gilt-stamped red morocco; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's pencil notations on a preliminary leaf: "Middleton's copy with extra Bewick prints." KGK822-015. Fine.

LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed by Charles Young at the Norman Press, Chicago on Troya paper, Bewick blocks hand printed by R. Hunter Middleton at his Cherryburn Press, hand-bound at Monastery Hill. The index identifies each block and the volume and page number the image appeared in the 5-volume memorial edition of Bewick's works. Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) "was an English wood engraver and natural history author. Early in his career he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery, making the wood blocks for advertisements, and illustrating children's books. He gradually turned to illustrating, writing and publishing his own books, gaining an adult audience for the fine illustrations in A History of Quadrupeds." Wikipedia. "Robert Hunter Middleton (1898-1985) was an American book designer, painter, and type designer. He joined the design department of the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1923 and served as director of the department of typeface design from 1933-71. In 1994 he began operating a private press, The Cherryburn Press." Wikipedia.

REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 347. 31 copies Worldcat, but scarce in the online marketplaces.

Title: Thomas Bewick: Vignettes from Birds, Quadrupeds and Fables, Memorial Edition

Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies

Created: 1971

Country of Origin: United States

Illustrator: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)

Location Published: Chicago, IL, Black Cat Press: 1971

Binding: Gilt-stamped red morocco

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Inscription: Glen Dawson's pencil notations

Size: Miniature Book. 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches

Type: Miniature Book

Categories: Miniature Book

Seller ID: KGK822-015

Keywords: black cat press, charles young, cherryburn press, glen dawson, monastery hill, norman forgue, norman press, robert hunter middleton, thomas bewick, vignettes from birds quadrupeds and fables