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Birds : being impressions from original wood-blocks: PB 108-2003

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Birds : being impressions from original wood-blocks


Author: Bewick, Thomas
Illustrator: Bewick, Thomas
Designer: Esslemont, David
Printer: Esslemont, David



By Thomas Bewick

Xvii, 25-31, [1] p., 24 leaves of plates ; 26 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1984


"This book was designed and printed on a Columbian Press by David Esslemont in Newcastle upon Tynne. The type is Scotch Roman, the paper BFK Rives Velin Cuve. The edition consists of 250 numbered copies bound as follows: 1-8, special full leather; 9-28, ordinary full-leather; 29-103, quarter leather; 104-250, quarter-cloth. copy no. [in ms] 156"--Colophon Signed by David Esslemont. Bound in quarter cloth with patterned paper sides. With dust-jacket matching the paper sides

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 108-2003
Primary reference Number: 94754
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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