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Bewick, Thomas
Hecht, Anthony
Hofer, Philip
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1967
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Here is a second copy of a book already in the collection. Its cover is green, and it has neither the Printer's Society mark nor the extra engraving, but it is numbered #327 of 500. I am amazed to have found it for this price! A magnificent little book. Next to Bewick's own work, these are the best representations of Bewick's work that I have. They are from the 1776/1784 first editions of Select Fables. Hofer writes aptly of them in the afterword: they have a lively freshness that some of his later, more technically proficient, and labored, engraved woodblocks lack. Among the best of the illustrations are DS, CP, and FC. Hecht's two-liners are lively but often tangential; among the better are There's no Tomorrow, Two Young Men and the Cook, GA, FC, and The Fox and the Buddha.
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Gehenna Press
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