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Some engravings from William Davison’s New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types, printed at Alnwick, Northumberland, in about 1840.

William Davison’s printing house was well-known for many years; he is also known for having corresponded with the famous engraver Thomas Bewick, and some of the engravings in the specimen book appear to be by Bewick and are marked with a B in the book.

The images do not have captions in the printed specimen book, just numbers.

Title: New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types

Author: Davison, William

Published by: William Davison

City: Alnwick

Date: 1840

Total items: 28

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 159.---Horse and Carriage.]

159.—Horse and Carriage.

At one time people had different names for different sorts of carriage. This one is like a stage coach. It is enclosed, with a door, and windows either side of the door each bearing a star, and also with seats up on the outside. There are five people seated outside as well as the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 894.---Full-page border with laurel-leaf frame]

894.—Full-page border with laurel-leaf frame

This rectangular full-page border contains an inner oval frame or cartouche made from laurel leaves, used to symbolize victory. [more...] [$]

[picture: 150.---Horce racing.]

150.—Horce racing.

Two badly-drawn horses are neck-and-neck at the finish line in a horse-race, their jockeys brandishing whips. [$]

[picture: 887.---Men Skating At Night.]

887.—Men Skating At Night.

Five men are skating on a frozen pond at night, leaving trails in the ice. They smile. They are wearing top hats and eighteenth-century dress. One of them carries a cane. In the background, wintry trees. [more...] [$]

[picture: 166.---Two dogs in Scotland]

166.—Two dogs in Scotland

Two dogs in the Scottish highlands, with a crofter’s cottage in the background. The dogs are border collies, I think: sheepdogs. [$]


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Some engravings from William Davison’s New Specimen of Cast-Metal Ornaments and Wood Types, printed at Alnwick, Northumberland, in about 1840.

William Davison’s printing house was well-known for many years; he is also known for having corresponded with the famous engraver Thomas Bewick, and some of the engravings in the specimen book appear to be by Bewick and are marked with a B in the book.

The images do not have captions in the printed specimen book, just numbers.


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