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Thomas Bewick (1753 – 1828).

Thomas Bewick is generally credited with inventing of wood-engraving - that is, of making a woodcut on the end of a piece of boxwood rather thn on the side of a board, a technique that allowed much finer detail and that allowed the wood-block to be the same height as pieces of type, so that the illustrations could be on the same page as the text without having to run the page through the press twice.

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Thomas Bewick (1753 – 1828).

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Thomas Bewick and wood-block printing, at the Natural History Museum, UK.

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