JOHN BEWICK 1794 - A Compendious History of England, 1794

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JOHN BEWICK 1794 - A Compendious History of England, 1794
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1794 - JOHN BEWICK - A Compendious History of England, from the Invasion by the Romans, to the War with France in MDCCXCIV, with 'Thirty-two' Cuts of all the Kings and Queens who have reigned since the Conquest." (comment by Locke on Education) London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, W. Bent, and J. Scatcherd. 1794.  An abused first edition of this book, missing from almost every Bewick collection. The OPIE collection (OPIE - D-43) may have the only other one. The Thomas Bewick private collection volume was sold from that collection 1884 to RG McKenzie (Medwin-2010), the Bewick Society does not have a volume, The Pease collection does not have a volume, the British Museum does not have a volume, the Newcastle City Library does not have this volume, the Literary & Philosophical Society does not have this volume, the Tyne and Wear Archives does not have this volume; this may be the only other one in existence outside the OPIE collection if in fact they have one. This is a very rare edition, and a must for any BEWICK collection. This volume is in the U.S. and most likely came here with W. Bent while in Washington. There is a quil pen signature within the binding "William E. Gallaker" "No: 2" and "William, Edwin Gallaker" on the back page; I do not know who this person is/was but the quill pen ink and signatures appear original. The volume has printing errors in it; however, I cannot obtain permission to view the OPIE volume to see if these errors are in the other volume or if this volume was not sold because of the printing errors. As an example: page 184 is followed by page number 195, not 185; page 131 was printed 1: 1, and reprinted over 131, the printers ink is smudged on page 155, as if someone rubbed the printing while still wet. Thomas Hugo, in the 1866 printing of "The Bewick Collector, mistakenly assumed the cuts in this volume (then in the Thomas Bewick private collection) were created by Thomas Bewick, and not John Bewick (see Tattersfield, et-al).  All the best, $500,000 O.B.O. Email:

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