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The Resplendent & Notorious Jay: As Observed by Thomas Bewick and John James Audubon, With an Account of Their Newcastle Meetings in 1827 by Audubon

William Hesterberg
Format
Book
Published
[Evanston, Illinois] : Hesterberg Press, 2017.
Language
English
Variant Title
Resplendent and notorious jay
Description
18 pages : illustrations (some color), color portraits ; 29 cm
Notes
  • Signed: William Hesterberg (Acknowledgments, page 18).
  • "The text on the jay taken from the memorial edition of Thomas Bewick's works, vol. 1. London: B. Quaritch, 1885-1887"--Page 9.
  • Text describing Audubon watercolor "Blue jay (Corvus cristatus)" taken from a reprint of his Ornithological biography (1840-1844), vol. 4, New York, Volair Books, 1979.
  • Audubon's account of his visits with Bewick in Newcastle in April 1827 was published in his complete journals, edited by his granddaughter, Maria R. Audubon.
  • "Bewick's jay" printed from the original block now in the Special Collections of the McCormick Library, Northwestern University"--Page 9.
  • Postage stamp of blue jay, designed by Robert Giusti and issued in 1996, is mounted on unnumbered page 19.
  • "This letterpress book was printed with digital Baskerville on Rives heavyweight paper. Bewick's engraving of the jay and Audubon's watercolor of the jays were laid in, along with portraits of Bewick and Audubon. Three Bewick vignettes were included as well. Iris Nevins marbled the covers and the binding was completed by the Campbell-Logan Bindery, Minneapolis"--Colophon.
  • Limited edition of 54 copies.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Number 23 of the edition. Original marbled boards with blue cloth backstrip and paper title label on front cover. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
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