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Cherryburn Press Thomas Bewick Portfolio 1970  

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A Portfolio of Thomas Bewick Wood Engravings



The Newberry Library for The Cherryburn Press



3 volumes. 18 pp. introductory volume. With 100 loose plates in titled folders presented in two portfolios. Linen-backed boards, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, slipcase. One of 150 copies, 125 of which were offered for sale. 

A second portfolio of wood engravings by Thomas Bewick from Bewick's original printing blocks. In 1945 Mr. R. Hunter Middleton's Cherryburn Press published an edition of 160 copies of its Thomas Bewick Portfolio which went out of print immediately. In 1970, 100 further prints were struck from different blocks collected in the interim. A fitting tribute to Bewick, who revolutionized the pictorial press. Prospectus laid in.

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Mild sunning and wear to slipcase, else fine.

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