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BERQUIN,ARNAUD (1747-1791) (BEWICK ILLUSTRATIONS) - THE LOOKING-GLASS FOR THE MIND; or Intellectual Mirror .. Chiefly translated from .. L'Ami des Enfans. A New Edition with seventy-four Cuts .. by I. BEWICK.

Title: THE LOOKING-GLASS FOR THE MIND; or Intellectual Mirror .. Chiefly translated from .. L'Ami des Enfans. A New Edition with seventy-four Cuts .. by I. BEWICK.
Description: London, Printed by J. Crowder for E. Newbery "New Edition" 1792 Copperplate frontispiece & 74 wood-engravings by John Bewick. . Duodecimo 172x104mm contemporary calf (binding worn, spine abraded/defective, held by cords) [8]+271pp. According to the Osborne Collection (p.233) these wood-engravings, "some of the most beautiful examples of the skill of John Bewick" (Hugo-66), were first used in the rare second edition of 1792; prior editions had been unillustrated. This copy has the copperplate frontispiece which was omitted from later editions. The first two headpieces have been neatly coloured by hand; all head & tailpieces are well printed in very good impressions; occasional very light foxing & off-setting to text-pages only, few edges dusty, but a clean tidy copy. *Early editions are scarce "the cuts are considerably altered in later editions" (Hugo-66). The well-known Newbery "self-advertisment" appears in the second story at page 13. Internally very clean & bright showing these cuts in an early state.

Keywords: Bewick wood-engraved illustrations juvenile

Price: GBP 132.00 = appr. US$ 188.49 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: E2074

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