1800 Woodcuts By Thomas Bewick And His School by Blanche Cirker

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1800 Woodcuts By Thomas Bewick And His School

Edited by Blanche Cirker

Dover Publications, 1962, b/w plates containing woodcut illustrations throughout, paperback, ISBN 0486207668

Very Good Condition, previous owners writings on front flyleaf, shelf wear, edge wear, pages clean and bright

'The woodcut art of Thomas Bewick (1752-1828) has become widely accepted as part of our general cultural background.  In addition to its technical proficiency and simple beauty, it is remarkable as a mode of pictorial symbolism.  It not only conveys and illustration, it also carries a mood: rustic tranquility, and an atmosphere of rest, simplicity, and contentment.
This volume, which has been prepared by the editorial staff of Dover Publications, is the largest collection of Bewick woodcuts ever compiled. It contains the complete engravings from all the major Bewick works - the General History of Quadrupeds, the History of British Birds, the Cries of London, Aesop's Fables, and the Poetry of Robert Burns - and an extremely wide range of illustrations from his less well-known work.  While the vast majority of woodcuts in this collection is the authentic work of Thomas Bewick, in a few cases we have not hesitated to include exceptional work done by his school, often produced under Bewick's direct supervision.'