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[Printing blocks]

Author William Blackwood (firm)
Title [Printing blocks]
Imprint
Date of Publication [1840-1890?]
Language
Notes 64 blocks from the Edinburgh printing and publishing firm of William Blackwood, with 43 proofs recently printed at the Tragara Press, in excellent condition. Some blocks have a base of wood, some of metal, but all have a good-quality metal (mainly copper) surface. The images include scenes from a printer's workshop, steam trains and steam agricultural vehicles, landscapes, birds and animals, towns and harbours. Many are signed or initialled by the designer. They probably date from the mid-to-late 19th century.
Shelfmark RB.s.2729
Acquired on 19/06/07
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