Newcastle: David Esslemont, 1980; 1981; 1997. Limited editions. Paperback. 3 volumes. First vol.: xiv, , 24 pp. (includes 22 numbered sheets with engravings printed on rectos only); second vol: xiv, , 32 pp. (includes 28 numbered sheets with engravings printed on rectos only); third volume: 8 pp. pamphlet in blue printed wrappers accompanying 17 numbered loose sheets with engravings printed on rectos. All volumes unbound, each in separate folder of natural linen and marbled boards, housed together in matching slipcase with letterpress label. Fine. Item #20836
Impressions from the original blocks of Thomas and John Bewick and Bewick apprentice Luke Clennell. Printed by hand on a Columbian press on BFK Rives Velin Cuve paper by David Esslemont. Limited editions: "John Bewick" No. 104/140; "Luke Clennell" No. 99/100; "Thomas Bewick Birds" one of 100 unnumbered copies.