The Blossoms of Morality, Intended for the Amusement And Instruction of Young Ladies and Gentlemen. Richard Johnson, and Thomas Bewick.
The Blossoms of Morality, Intended for the Amusement And Instruction of Young Ladies and Gentlemen

The Blossoms of Morality, Intended for the Amusement And Instruction of Young Ladies and Gentlemen

London: For E. Newberry, 1796. Small Octavo in 6s. Item #019978

Second edition but the first illustrated edition. 221pp., Illustrated and designed with 47 cuts by Thomas Bewick. Bewick became a popular innovator of the use of wood for illustrations. He carved hard boxwood across the grain to achieve a smooth surface for his fine illustrations. A very nice copy bound in contemporary calf, boards trimmed with a decorative gilt roll, spine with slightly raised bands, black morocco spine label gilt, other compartments gilt decorated, light chipping to spine ends, marbled endpapers, joints and corners rubbed.

Price: $350.00

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