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Crawhall, Joseph
Chorographia, or A Survey of Newcastle upon Tyne 1649
Publisher: Andrew Reid,
Edition: 1st Edition
Date of Publication: 1884
Stock Code: 2955
FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY. Quarto. 124 pp. Woodblock engravings and coats of arms throughout text, many hand-coloured. Book Condition: Very Good. Large paper copy in half vellum over bevelled grey paper-covered boards; gilt line decoration to vellum edges. Black titles & decoration to spine and lower board; coloured city crest woodcut with date to upper board. Heavy handmade paper with top edge stained red, others uncut. Light soiling & foxing to covers with wear to tail edge and a few chips elsewhere . John William Pease's copy with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown ; previous owner's name handwritten to ffep. Collector John William Pease of Pendower and Nether Grange at Alnmouth (1836-1901) founded the Newcastle City Library's Pease Bequest, a collection of material relating to Thomas Bewick which includes over 300 books, pictures, woodblocks and artefacts including Bewick’s work table and his tool chest. Joseph Crawhall was given the tool chest in 1882 by Thomas' daughter Isabella Bewick , for acting as her executor; the chest is now on display at the City Library in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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