List of Bewick's Works at Southwestern University

From Wood Engravings from a Pretty Book of Pictures for Little Masters and Misses. Printed in 1779.


Bell, John Gray. A Descriptive and Critical Catalogue of Works, Illustrated by Thomas and John Bewick, Wood Engravers of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. London: 1851.
The earliest catalog of Bewick's works with proof sheets.

Berquin, (Arnaud). The Blossoms of Morality; intended for the amusement and instruction of young ladies and gentlemen. By the editor of The Looking-glass for the Mind. With forty-seven cuts designed and engraved by T. Bewick. London: printed for J. Harris, etc., 1810.

Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828; his books. [The most important items in the well-known collection of the late D. Croal Thomson – typed list created by Thomson].

Bewick, Thomas, et al. D. Croal Thomson Collection of Bewick Miscellany.

6 items: Large broad side of 48 engravings based on Holbein’s Dance of Death, “Printed from the original woodcuts/Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick”; “Thomas and” has been struck through. Reprint of 1811 “Globe” newspaper article, “New arrivals at the royal menagerie.” Letter from E. Pearson to Thomson dated June 9, 1883 regarding loan of Bewick wood block in exchange for Thomson’s subscriber list. Agreement dated Sept. 25, 1871 by which John Johnson was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby and Thomas Bewick. Agreement was found placed in Hugo copy of History of British Birds, vol. 1, 1797.

Bewick, Thomas. The Fables of Aesop, and Others, With Designs on Wood, by Thomas Bewick. "The wisest of the Ancients delivered their Conceptions of the Deity, and their lessons of Morality, in Fables and Parables." Newcastle: Printed by E. Walker. 1818.
Printed for T. Bewick and Son. Contains Thomas Bewick’s mark, a thumb print.

Bewick, Thomas. The Figures of a Supplement to the British Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker. 1821. 2v.
Proofs of Woodcuts of Land and Water Birds.

Bewick, Thomas. Figures of British Land Birds, Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. To Which Are Added, a Few Foreign Birds, with Their Vulgar and Scientific Names. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Printed by S. Hodgson. 1800.

Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds with Figures Engraved on Wood. Newcastle Upon Tyne: 1790. [First edition]

Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood. Newcastle Upon Tyne: 1791. [Second Edition]
300 copies were printed, contains additional figures and tail-pieces.

Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker. London. 1805. 2v. [Second edition]
Large paper copy, presented by Bewick to the celebrated Isaac Taylor, engraver. Inserted is Bewick's letter of presentation, expressing his preference for the country over London.

Bewick, Thomas. Letter to Publisher, Mr. Isaac Taylor.

Bewick, Thomas. History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I Containing the History and Description of Land Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson. 1797.

Proofsheets with Bewick's manuscript alternations and corrections. Preserved in lined green morocco case, emblematically tooled in gold by Riviere. Printed for Beilby & Bewick.

Bewick, Thomas. History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing The History and Description of Land Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson. 1797.

Proof sheets of nearly the whole of the first volume of Bewick's Birds with manuscript corrections. Called the "second" edition. Printed for Beilby & Bewick.

Bewick, Thomas. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Newcastle: Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804.
Two volumes I. Containing the history and description of land birds. II. Containing the history and description of water birds.

Bewick, Thomas. History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker. 1805. 2v.

Bewick, Thomas. A Natural History of British Birds. Ainwick: W. Davison, [1814?].

Bewick, Thomas. Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker. 1818.
Inserted in this volume is a fine impression of the famous Chillingham Bull. It is said that Bewick considered this block his masterpiece. When a few impressions of this had been struck, the block split and could never be mended. Was given as a gift from Thomas Bewick to his son Robert Elliot Bewick, dated Sept. 10, 1818. The print, because of its beauty and rarity, is eagerly sought by collectors.

Bewick, Thomas. Select Fables in three parts. Part I, Fables extracted from Dodsley’s; Part II, Fables with reflections, in prose and verse; Part III, Fables in verse. To which are prefixed The life of Aesop; and An essay upon Fable. Newcastle: Saint, 1776.

Bewick, Thomas and John. Select Fables; with cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, And Others, Previous to the Year 1784: Together with a Memoir; and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Newcastle: Printed by S. Hodgson. 1820.

Bewick's Original Manuscript; Fifteen pages comprising the dedicatory preface and Introduction to Fables of Aesop. 1818.
The manuscript, probably a first draft, shows considerable variations from the finished copy. Signed in two places with Bewick's well-known thumb-mark.

Bewick, Thomas. Wood engravings from a pretty book of pictures for little masters and misses : or, Tommy Trip’s history of beasts and birds, dog Jowler, giant Woglog. Newcastle: Printed by T. Saint. 1779.

Burns, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns; with his life. Ornamented with Engravings on Wood by Mr. Bewick, From Original Designs by Mr. Thurston. Ainwick: printed by W. Davison, 1808.

Cunningham, John. Day, a Pastoral; in three parts, viz. Morning, Noon, and Evening. To which is added, The Stubborn Dame. Thirty-two engravings. Ainwick: Printed and published by W. Davison, [ca. 1814].

Garner, T. A Brief Description of the Principal Foreign Animals and Birds. York: Printed by T. Garner. 1800. [Second Edition]
The property of Mr. Gilbert Pidcock now exhibiting at the Grand Menagerie, over Exeter-'Change, Stand. Chiefly extracted from The Works of Buffon and Goldsmith. Embellished with elegant engravings with several additions and anecdotes.

Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield: a Tale by Dr. Goldsmith; embellished with wood cuts, by T. Bewick. Hereford: D. Walker, 1798.

Kay, R. The New Preceptor, or, Young Lady’s & Gentleman’s Instructor in the Rudiments of the English Tongue. Containing Rules for Pronunciation… Newcastle: Printed by and for M. Angus & Son; and for W. Charnley, 1801.

Legrand. Fabliaux or Tales: abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries/by M. Le Grand; selected and translated into English verse, with a preface and notes. London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare-Press; sold by R. Faulder, New bond-Stree, 1796-1800.

Reay, Henry Utrick. A Short Treatise on that Useful Invention called the Sportsman's Friend; or The Farmer's Footman. By a Gentleman Farmer, of Northumberland. With Figures of the Instrument and its Use, Engraved on Wood, By Thomas Bewick. From the Paintings of Joseph Atkinson, Cattle-Painter, in Newcastle. Dedicated, with Submission, to that highly respectable Body, The Board of Agriculture of Great Britain. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker. 1801.
The rarest of all Bewick works. The author destroyed all copies he could find because of public laughter at the pompous gravity of the pamphlet on the invention which was nothing more than a simple peg to be put into the ground and attached to the horses' reins. Three very fine full-page plates engraved by Bewick judged by his peers as his best and boldest style.

Thomson, David Croal. The Life and Works of Thomas Bewick, Being an account of His Career and Achievements in Art With a Notice of the Works of John Bewick. With One Hundred Illustrations. London: 1882.
Printed in London, at "The Art Journal" office. Labeled “The Author's copy.” Limited edition of 250 copies. This is no. 15.

Thompson, David Croal. The Water-Colour Drawings of Thomas Bewick. London: 1930.
Printed in the Barbizon House.

Trusler, John. Proverbs in Verse; or, Moral Instruction Conveyed in Pictures for Use of Schools, on the Plan of Hogarth Moralized, by the same author, with fifty six cuts; to which are prefixed, Rules for reading Verse. London: I. Souter, [1817].

Wynne, John Huddlestone. Tales for Youth; in Thirty Poems: to which are annexed, historical remarks and moral applications in prose. By the Author of “Choice Emblems for the Improvement of Youth,” &c. Ornamented with cuts, neatly designed and engraved on wood, by Bewick. London: e. Newbery, 1794.

Related Bewick Material:

Bewick, Thomas. A memoir of Thomas Bewick, written by himself. Embellished by numeroud wood engravings, designed and engraved by the author for a work on British fishes, and never before published. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Edited by Jane Bewick. 1862.
This volume is from the personal library of Charles Dickens.

Dobson, Austin. Thomas Bewick and His Pupils. London, Chatto & Windus, 1899. Preface states:
“It is, for the most part, a reprint of two articles…, prepared in 1881-1882 for the New York Century Magazine.”

Glendinning, Douglas, Anna Flowers, Anthony Flowers. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne Bridge Pub., 2003.

Newcastle upon Tyne (England). Public Libraries. Bewick Collection. Catalogue of the Bewick Collection (Pease bequest). By Basil Anderton…public librarian, and W. H. Gibson, branch librarian. [Newcastle-upon-Tyne: R. Ward & Sons, 1904]


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