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Bewick, Thomas 1753-1828

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Works: 1,744 works in 3,588 publications in 2 languages and 30,210 library holdings
Genres: Fables  Juvenile works  Fiction  Illustrated works  Biography  Folk literature  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Woodcutter, Printer, Engraver, Honoree, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PZ8.2, 398.2452
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A general history of quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick( )

67 editions published between 1790 and 2016 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late eighteenth century, the British took greater interest than ever before in observing and recording all aspects of the natural world. Travelers and colonists returning from far-flung lands provided dazzling accounts of such exotic creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling the most comprehensive illustrated guide to nature of his day. A General History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1790, showcases Bewick's groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text and images to be published on the same page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this delightful volume features engravings of over four hundred animals alongside descriptions of their characteristics as scientifically understood at the time. Quadrupeds reaffirms Bewick's place in history as an incomparable illustrator, one whose influence on natural history and book printing still endures today
Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Aesop's parables--some universally recognizable, others refreshingly unfamiliar--is complemented by illustrations taken from a variety of antique editions of the fables. Among the artists represented in this volume are Arthur Rackham, Thomas Bewick, Walter Crane, Charles Robinson, and Randolph Caldecott. Includes fully captioned illustrations, a complete bibliography of sources, and a set of biographical notes on the artists
History of British birds : the figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick( Book )

81 editions published between 1797 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) is synonymous with finely crafted wood engravings of the natural world, and his instantly recognisable style influenced book illustration well into the nineteenth century. During his childhood in the Tyne valley, his two obsessions were art and nature. At fourteen, he was apprenticed to the engraver and businessman Ralph Beilby (1743–1817) with whom he later published A General History of Quadrupeds (also reissued in this series). The present work, with its text compiled from various sources, was the first practical field guide for the amateur ornithologist, inspiring also artists and writers. Each of the two volumes contains hundreds of illustrations of breathtaking beauty and precision: one for each species, neatly capturing its character in exquisite detail, interspersed with charming vignettes of country life. Volume 2, first published in 1804, covers water birds, including sandpipers, terns, grebes and guillemots
A general history of quadrupeds by Ralph Beilby( Book )

59 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) began his career as an apprentice to the engraver and businessman Ralph Beilby (1743–1817). Having entered into a partnership and illustrated more than eighty small books for children, they decided to work together on this natural history, with Beilby drafting the descriptions and Bewick providing wood engravings and textual revisions. It was first published in 1790, cementing Bewick's reputation as an engraver of the natural world. Although by the end of 1797 the partnership had foundered, the book ran to seven editions and sold some 14,000 copies. Its aim was to describe and depict the domestic animals that 'so materially contribute to the strength, the wealth, and the happiness of this kingdom', and also provide entries on more exotic species, such as monkeys and big cats. Beginning with horses and cattle, this reissue of the first edition also includes an index of animals
History of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by Ralph Beilby( )

67 editions published between 1797 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) is synonymous with finely crafted wood engravings of the natural world, and his instantly recognisable style influenced book illustration well into the nineteenth century. During his childhood in the Tyne valley, his two obsessions were art and nature. At fourteen, he was apprenticed to the engraver and businessman Ralph Beilby (1743–1817) with whom he later published A General History of Quadrupeds (also reissued in this series). The present work, with its text compiled from various sources, was the first practical field guide for the amateur ornithologist, inspiring also artists and writers. Each of the two volumes contains hundreds of illustrations of breathtaking beauty and precision: one for each species, neatly capturing its character in exquisite detail, interspersed with charming vignettes of country life. Volume 1, first published in 1797, covers land birds, including eagles, owls, sparrows and finches
Thomas Bewick's birds : watercolours and engravings by Thomas Bewick( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's illustrated books by Janet Adam Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of British illustrated children's books
The fox at the manger by P. L Travers( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young boys in postwar London at Christmas time hear a story of the fox who came to the manger to see the Christ Child, and defended to the other animals his right to be there and his gift for the child
Treasury of Æsop's fables by Aesop( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Oliver Goldsmith is based on the partially erroneous information prevalent in Goldsmith's time
The fables of Aesop by Aesop( Book )

13 editions published between 1818 and 1975 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptations of 82 of Aesop's best known fables with a brief history of the fables
Bewick's Select fables of Aesop and others, in three parts: I. Fables extracted from Dodsley's, II. Fables with reflections in prose and verse, III. Fables in verse by Aesop( Book )

29 editions published between 1871 and 1886 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black sheep, and other fables by Augusto Monterroso( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells a series of fables including one about the black sheep
Aesop's human zoo : Roman stories about our bodies by Phaedrus( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select fables : with cuts by Thomas Bewick( Book )

24 editions published between 1820 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fables of Aesop, and others by Aesop( Book )

37 editions published between 1818 and 1903 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of Thomas Bewick by Thomas Bewick( Book )

67 editions published between 1862 and 2012 in English and German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synonymous with finely crafted wood engravings of the natural world, Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) perfected an instantly recognisable style which was to influence book illustration well into the nineteenth century. Begun in November 1822, at the behest of his daughter Jane, and completed in 1828, Bewick's autobiography was first published in 1862. The opening chapters recall vividly his early life on Tyneside, his interest in the natural world, his passion for drawing, and his apprenticeship with engraver Ralph Beilby in Newcastle, where he would learn his trade and then work in fruitful partnership for twenty years. Later passages in the work reveal Bewick's strongly held views on religion, politics and nature. The work also features illustrations for a proposed work on British fish. Bewick's General History of Quadrupeds (1790) and History of British Birds (1797–1804), the works which secured his high reputation, are also reissued in this series
Banbury chap books and nursery toy book literature (of the XVIII. and early XIX. centuries) : with impressions from several hundred original wood-cut blocks by Edwin Pearson( Book )

4 editions published between 1890 and 1966 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the cries of London, ancient and modern by Charles Hindley( Book )

9 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hindley (d.1893) wrote and edited many books on British popular literature and culture, including Curiosities of Street Literature (1871), Tavern Anecdotes and Sayings (1875) and The History of the Catnach Press (1886, also reissued in this series). This 1881 study traces the distinctive 'cries' of street traders in London from the time of Chaucer to the Victorian period and maintains Hindley's characteristic focus on people rather than mere facts. His use of nearly two hundred woodcuts, including many by Bewick, and his discussion of them at the beginning of the text, testifies to his enthusiasm for the printing press. Using evidence from 'broadsides, books or engravings', music and drama, Hindley vividly portrays the sights and sounds of the streets of London from many different periods, describing the vendors to be found in particular locations, and merchandise from cherries to ballad-sheets, shellfish to lavender, and scissors to ink
Thomas Bewick : the complete illustrative work by Nigel Tattersfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bibliographical study recording over 750 titles illustrated in workshop of Thomas Bewick between 1765-1849. Newspaper mastheads, book cover designs, maps, large single prints, children's books, religious tracts, mathematical treatises, Bibles, joke books, and others are described, illustrated and arranged alphabetically"--Provided by publisher
Figures of British land birds by Thomas Bewick( )

10 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A general history of quadrupeds
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Aesop's fablesAesop's human zoo : Roman stories about our bodiesThomas Bewick : the complete illustrative work1800 woodcuts by Thomas Bewick and his schoolBookplates by Beilby & Bewick : a biographical dictionary of bookplates from the workshop of Ralph Beilby, Thomas Bewick & Robert Bewick, 1760-1849
Alternative Names
Bewick, T.

Bewick, T. 1753-1828

Bewick, T. (Thomas), 1753-1828

Bewick, Thomas 1753-1828

Bowick, Thomas 1753-1828

Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick Brits kunstschilder

Thomas Bewick englischer Grafiker und Holzschneider

Thomas Bewick incisore inglese

Tomas Bevik

Бьюик, Томас 1753-1828

Томас Бевик

Томас Бьюик

ביוויק, תומס 1753-1828

توماس بیویک

തോമസ് ബെവിക്ക്

トーマス・ビューイック

ビュイック, トマス

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