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For anyone traveling to England in the foreseeable future, you might
want to make a note to check out Cherryburn, a small farm house in
the Tyne Valley in the north-east of England. The birthplace of
Thomas Bewick (1758-1826), who was a great miniaturist and wood
engraver, Cherryburn is owned by the National Trust of England,
Wales and Northern Ireland. New York book dealer Justin Schiller
assembled a personal collection of books, often in their original
and now very fragile dust jackets,  and other materials about Bewick
and these are on view at Cherryburn. In addition to the books, the
house has a collection of wood blocks and drawings, and there are
regular demonstrations of printing and bookbindings.

Taken from an article by Mark Purcell, National Trust Libraries Advisor,
in the Spring 2003 Royal Oak Newsletter.

Diana B

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