Crawhall, Joseph Chorographia, or A Survey of Newcastle upon Tyne 1649
Publisher: Andrew Reid, Newcastle Upon Tyne;
Edition: 1st Edition
Date of Publication: 1884
Stock Code: 2955
FIRST EDITION. Quarto. 124 pp. Crawhall’s inimitable hand-coloured woodcuts throughout, many full-page. ASSOCIATION COPY from the library of John William Pease. Large paper copy in half vellum over bevelled grey paper-covered boards; gilt line decoration to vellum edges. Black titles & decoration to spine and lower board; coloured city crest woodcut with date to upper board. Heavy handmade paper with top edge stained red, fore and bottom edge uncut. Light soiling & foxing to covers with wear to tail edge and a few chips elsewhere. Limited to no more than 300 copies this is one of Crawhall’s principal works. John William Pease's copy with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown; previous owner's name handwritten to ffep. Collector John William Pease of Pendower and Nether Grange at Alnmouth (1836-1901) founded the Newcastle City Library's Pease Bequest, a collection of material relating to Thomas Bewick which includes over 300 books, pictures, woodblocks and artefacts including Bewick’s work table and his tool chest. Joseph Crawhall was given the tool chest in 1882 by Thomas' daughter Isabella Bewick , for acting as her executor; he was engaged in the last of these duties during the authorship of the Chorographia. The chest is now on display at the City Library in Newcastle upon Tyne. Felver; pp 55 -62.