Bewick Gleanings; Being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks Engraved in the Bewick Workshop...

Bewick Gleanings; Being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks Engraved in the Bewick Workshop...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...basket also contained poor little David's mighty bunch of Quills. I meant to sell these kind ofquills for him; but I find they buy them cheap and sell them very dear. If I remember right they give 6d. a hundred, and sell them dressed 3 for:1 penny. Be so good as to give, in return, m 'kind love ' to David, and also to Wm. and your girls, for they were all very obliging and civilito me. But I fear I shall tire you; you must pardon me, for I think it a kind of last letter or farewell to P.S.----I call'd in upon Mrs. Alcock the other day to enquire after the Misses Grcenwells, the eldest of whom, I understand, lodged with her; but she is gone, and is now staying with her Cousin, Mrs. Newton. Mrs. Alcock informs me that she is pretty well in health, but has a bad scorbustic leg, which prevents her looking after a situation. The younger sister is with a milliner at Nottingham. Mrs. A. says they have only a small income left to live upon. Poor Girls, I believe they were robbed. Miss Bailey, Chillingham, by Belford." ' Eleanor, daughter of Matthew Cully, Esq., of Akeld. Northumbcrland, afterwards the wife of Henry Morton, Esq., of Biddick, Co. Durham, and an intimate friend of Miss Bailey's. 1. I-.. 1-II o/./A'.-. IF Q ' " NEWCASTLE, 51A F=by., 1818. DEAR SIR, --I have had apainful/y busy time with the notes for the Northumberland Bank; for, not knowing that my first two plates wou'd so soon wear out, I felt taken by surprise that 5,000 finished one of them and 7, ooo the other, and was much grieved to find that their demand for:1 fresh supply was urgent in the extreme. We have, however, by working unremittingly late and early, Sunday and Vllarday sic, very nearly finished two plates, and with which we expect to he at...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791010
  • 9781236791016