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Thomas Bewick
1791 A General History of Quadrupeds Second Edition Woodcuts by Thomas Bewick
1791. Click here to see our other books! A General History of Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick; Ralph Beilby 1791 S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick : Newcastle Upon Tyne 9" by 5.5" x, 483pp SUMMARY The second edition of Thomas Bewick's beautifully illustrated work on the mammals of the world. Early Edition,Illustrated,Leather Binding,Scarce Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 1.5 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 23.99 EU Postage: £ 18.99 European Postage: £ 19.99 Asia Postage: £ 31.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 32.99 DESCRIPTION The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist. Bewick showed, at a very early age, a talent for drawing. He had no lessons in art. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 he received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In 1776 he became a partner in Beilby's workshop. A General History of Quadrupeds first appeared in 1790. The Quadrupeds deals with mammals of the whole world, and is particularly thorough on some of the domestic animals. It includes bats and seals but does not include whales or dolphins. Bewick was helped by his intimate knowledge of the habits of animals acquired during his constant excursions into the country. Bewick's art is considered the pinnacle of its medium. This is likely due to his methods: Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably box wood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoure … [Click Below for Full Description]
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