Nigel Tattersfield, The Complete Illustrative Work of Thomas Bewick.
Hardback, 3 vols, 384/864/256 pages, 276 x 189mm, 1200 b/w illustrations.
Published by The British Library, The Bibliographical Society, Oak Knoll Press.
Price: £160.00 ( members' price £110) + p&p.
vol.I: ISBN 978-0-948170-20-4
Vol. II: ISBN 978-0-948170-21-2
Vol. III: ISBN 978-0-948170-22-0
Complete set: ISBN 978-0-948170-19-0
Bewick's celebrated histories of quadrupeds and birds of 1790, 1797 and 1804 have obscured the immense number of other books of all denominations illustrated in his modest workshop. From its inception in 1765 until its demise in 1849, the workshop provided illustrations to books, pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers. The range of illustrations encompassed natural histories, children's story-books, cookery books, religious tracts, spelling books, mathematical treatises, Bibles, agricultural manuals, local town and county histories, joke books and even a book of sermons.
Generously illustrated and arranged alphabetically this book details some 750 titles, over 450 of which are unrecorded in earlier bibliographies. In addition it provides sections on newspaper mastheads, book cover designs, copy-book covers, maps and large single prints.
Members of the Society will receive a copy of this publication as part of their subscription and will be able to buy a second copy at a special members' price.