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Bewick, Thomas.  The howdy and the upgetting. Two tales of sixty years sin seyne ... in the Tyne side dialect. London: Admirers of Native Merit, 1850. 12mo (22 cm, 8.75"). [2] ff., 9-16 pp.; frontis. port.
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Two Tyneside stories recounted by the great wood engraver, in => an edition limited to just 60 copies, "imprinted by Samuel Bird . . . for John Gray Bell" (verso of title-page). An addition to the literature on English dialects, this little booklet is illustrated with => three wood engravings by Bewick and a portrait of the artist by John Jackson, one of his former pupils. Bewick's illustrations "were cut . . . for the Newcastle Chronicle Newspaper, and headed the Local and London News in that Paper for above twenty years" (note, p. [9]).
        Provenance: Presentation copy from the publisher: "C.S. Bell, Esq. with J.G.B.'s compts." (i.e., John G. Bell). This copy came from the Bewick collection of S. Roscoe, with his cataloguing slip tipped in and his pencilled note "one of 18 on large paper" (which we believe is erroneous). Described on Roscoe's slip as "on blue" paper: if so, it is very, very pale blue.

Hugo, Bewick Collector, 466. Fine copy in later marbled light boards, edges lightly rubbed; provenance/presentation indicia as above.  (38856)   Please RESHELVE This.


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