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Antique Book-THE CHASE-Bewick-Somervile-1802, 2nd edition
- London: William Bulmer (Shakespeare Printing Co.), 1802, 2nd edition. 4to: xxiv, 105 pp. Full leather, gilt- and blindstamped decoration to front and rear boards, turn-ins with triple gilt rule. Gilt lettered title tickets to the spine. Hugo 94. An engraved vignette to the title page, and 12 b/w illustrations and tailpieces. Thomas Bewick. Antique Book, titled: 'The Chase, a poem by William Somervile Esq.', by: William Somervile. A finely printed edition of the famous poem about field sports (mainly hunting) in blank verse by William Somervile.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): William Somervile. William Somervile (1675-1742) was a writer and poet with a great interest in field sports. Illustrated by: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was born in Prudhoe, near Newcastle upon Tyne. He would remain in this region for the rest of his live. Bewick worked as a woodengraver. His many very finely executed designs and bookillustrations are highly appreciated. Bewick is seen as the man who started the great production of woodengraving in the 19th. century. Condition: Fair, given age. Spine restored, covers damaged and restored. Contents clean and without damage. Storage location: TPCZolder-Krat 12 4to: 6.7 x 9.6 inch. 4to: 17 x 24.4 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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