Davison of Alnwick - Thomas Bewick Engravings (1990)

Peter Isaac

William Davison's New Specimen of Cast Metal Type and Wood Types introduced with an account of his activities as pharmacist and printer in Alnwick 1780-1858

Published: Printing Historical Society

Date: 1990

A New copy with very minor evidence of handling from storage for 25+ years. 176 pages including 130 pages in facsimile reproducing 1000+ illustrations

A facsimile edition, with an authoritative introduction, of a rare early nineteenth century priced specimen book of the large collection of stock blocks and ornaments (many engraved by Bewick and his workshop) from which Davison provided stereotypes to printers throughout northern England and elsewhere.

please see our other highlights for an original work printed for W Davison in Alnwick 1810 which includes 4 original wood engraved vignettes which feature in this specimen book


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