London: The British Library, 2005,
First Edition. octavo, cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 320pp. The British Library, Item #14378
With this new major study the author remedies the neglect of the 'immediate post-Bewick period' and demonstrates the importance of the period from 1820 to 1860 in the history of the illustrated book. Although these years saw the establishment of the technique of end-grain wood-engraving as the dominant medium of graphic reproduction as an English phenomenon, it was the French who first applied the process to book design. In turn, German illustrators were to influence the style of Briish illustrators. This study also includes appendices on aspects of wood- and steel-engraving in England, notes on French and German illustrators and a glossary of technical terms. Over 250 black and white illustrations and an 8-page color plate section. New.