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Bewick Gleanings: being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks, Engraved in the Bewick Workshop,
Bewick Gleanings: being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks, Engraved in the Bewick Workshop, Remaining in the possession of the family until the death of the last Miss Bewick, and sold afterwards by order of her executors. Edited, with Notes, by Julia Boyd... To which are added, Lives of Thos. Bewick and his Pupils. With Impressions from other Wood Blocks Collected by or Left to the Author.
Printed and Published by Andrew Reid, Printing Court Buildings, Akenside Hill, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 1886.
4to, Small Paper Copy No 44, signed in ink by the editor; green half morocco gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xiv, including engraved frontis. portrait, + 108 + 104, woodcuts throughout, 53 numbered engraved plates at rear with tissue guards. A little rubbing to binding, occasional foxing, bookplate of Leonard Harrison Matthews on front pastedown.
A collection of the work of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), a natural history author famed for the quality of his wood engravings. Leonard Harrison Matthews (1901-86) was a British zoologist, especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals. In the 1920s he spent some time on South Georgia studying the biology of whales and southern elephant seals.
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