Thursday, 26 August 2010

Reprint in the USA

"The Private Library" blog recently enthused over Bewick's vignettes.

"Of course, many other artists have created vignettes for books, but few have captured as well as Bewick the human condition in such a small space. Because original copies of Bewick's Quadrupeds and British Birds are quite expensive in anything approaching Fine condition, most book collectors will likely have to settle for a reprint (such as that depicted ...). "

You can find the full text here.

The reprint they have in mind is from the University of Chicago Press.

"A General History of Quadrupeds, The Figures Engraved on Wood With a Foreword by Yann Martel" published in June 2009.

Full details here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Ayant ainsi Be[r]wick sur mes genoux

Jane Eyre in French.

Found on the "Portraits de Lecteurs" blog.

Ayant ainsi Be[r]wick sur mes genoux, j'étais heureuse, du moins heureuse à ma manière ; je ne craignais qu'une interruption, et elle ne tarda pas à arriver. La porte de la salle à manger fut vivement ouverte.

Charlotte Brönte, Jane Eyre, Chap. I, trad. de Mme Lesbazeilles Souvestre, édition Ebook libres et gratuits.
Texte en anglais ici ou ici.
The Blog points out in a discrete note that it should read "Thomas Bewick (et non Berwick)."

" A History of British Birds, vol. II, History and Description of Water Birds, Memorial Edition, London, 1885, que l'on peut feuilleter ici."