On this page are complete bibliographical listings of the works by or relating to Thomas Bewick in the Rare Books and Special Collections holdings at the University of Maryland. All titles are listed in chronological order based upon their date of publication. Brief notations are included if Bewick's relation to the work is not made evident by the title. All of these texts are can be accessed in the Maryland Room.
Hutton, Charles. (1770). A Treatise on Mensuration, both in theory and practice.
Illustrations and diagrams are Thomas Bewick’s first attempt at wood-engraving.
Bewick, Thomas. (1784). Select Fables in Three Parts. Part I – Fables extracted from Dodsley’s; Part II – Fables with reflections, in prose and verse; Part III – Fables in verse. To which are prefixed The life of Aesop; and An essay upon fable.
Bewick, Thomas. (1790). A General History of Quadrupeds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.
5th ed. Newcastle upon Tyne:
6th ed. Newcastle upon Tyne:
7th ed. Newcastle upon Tyne:
Goldsmith, Oliver. (1794). The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. Complete in one volume. With the life of the author. The vignettes designed and engraved on wood by T. Bewick.
The Muses Pocket Companion: A Collection of Poems by the Most Eminent Modern Authors. (1794?).
Owned and signed by Thomas Bewick.
Somerville, William. (1796). The Chase: a poem.
Thomas Bewick engraved the illustrations of his younger brother after the latter’s death.
Bewick, Thomas. (1797-1804). History of British birds. The figured engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Volumes 1 & 2.
4th ed. Newcastle upon Tyne:
6th ed. Newcastle upon Tyne:
Junius. (1799). State Nominis Umbra.
Head- and tail-pieces by T. Bewick.
LeGrand, M. (1796-1800). Fabliaux or tales, abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries. Volumes 1 and 2.
Woodcut illustrations by Thomas and John Bewick, and others.
Bewick, Thomas. (1800). Figures of British Land Birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick; to which are added a few foreign birds with their vulgar and scientific names.
The Songster’s favourite companion: a collection of new and much-esteemed songs, adapted for the flute, voice, and violin. (1800?).
Engraved frontispiece, title vignette and tail-pieces attributed to T. Bewick.
Gay, John. (1811). The fables of Mr. John Gay: complete in two parts; with cuts by T. Bewick.
Aesop. (1818). The fables of Aesop, and others, with designs on wood by T. Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne:
Select fables: with cuts designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and others, previous to the year 1784: together with a memoir, and a descriptive catalogue of the works of Messrs. Bewick. (1820).
Bewick, Thomas. (1821). A supplement to the History of British birds. Part I, containing the history and description of land birds, the figured engraved on wood by T. Bewick.
Bewick, Thomas. (1824). The figures of Bewick’s quadrupeds, (2nd ed).
Bewick, Thomas (1825). British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick.
Bewick, Thomas (1825). British water birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick.
Bewick, Thomas. (1827). Vignettes. Newcastle upon Tyne:
Bewick, Thomas. (1827). Vignettes.
Bewick, Thomas. (1860). Wood engravings of land and water birds.
Bewick, Thomas. (1862). A memoir of Thomas Bewick, written by himself, Embellished by numerous wood engravings, designed and engraved by the author for a work on British fishes and never before published.
Pearson, Edwin. (1868). Catalogue of an exceedingly choice and varied collection of books and wood engravings by, or relating to Thomas & John Bewick, and their pupils, collected by Mr. Edwin Pearson. Many of the volumes are in elegant bindings by Messrs. Bedford, Lewis, Zaehnsdorf, Hayday, and others. The whole alphabetically arranged for facility of reference. With introductory notice.
Stephens, Frederic George. (1881). Notes by F.G. Stephens on a collection of drawings and woodcuts by T. Bewick exhibited at the Fine Arts Society’s rooms, 1880; also a complete list of all works illustrated by Thomas and John Bewick, with their various editions, with thirty-two illustrations from original wood blocks.
Bewick, Thomas. (1885). Bewick momento, with an introduction by Robert Robinson, Catalogue with purchasers’ names and prices realized of the scarce and curious collection of books, silver plate, prints, pictures, wood block, copper plates, and Bewick relics, etc., sold by auction at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on February 5th, 6th & 7th and August 26th, 1884.
Boyd, Julia. (1886). Bewick gleanings: being impressions from copperplates and wood blocks, engraved in the Bewick workshop.
Bewick, Thomas. (1887). A memoir of Thomas Bewick, written by himself; embellished by numerous wood engravings designed by the author for a work on British fishes.
Society of Typographic Arts -
Prepared and presented at a Thomas Bewick meeting of the Society of Typographic Arts held December 1943. Includes printings made directly from the original blocks.
Hugo, Thomas. (1866). The Bewick collector. A descriptive catalogue of the works of Thomas and John Bewick; including cuts, in various states, for books and pamphlets, private gentlemen, public companies, exhibitions, races, newspapers, shop cards, invoice heads, bar bills, coal certificates, broadsides, and other miscellaneous purposes, and wood blocks.
Ruzicka, Rudolphy. (1943). Thomas Bewick, engraver.
Bewick, Thomas. (1945). Thomas Bewick portfolio, containing twenty-four impressions printed directly from the original wood block engraved by the English master Thomas Bewick at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Bewick, Thomas. (1947). A selection of engravings on wood by Thomas Bewick, with a note on him by John Rayner.
Powys, Llewelyn. (1951). Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828; an essay, to which is now added: A letter from
Bewick, Thomas. (1951). 21 engravings.
Bewick, Thomas. (1952). A print from A general history of quadrupeds.
Bewick, Thomas. (1953). Wood engravings of Thomas Bewick, reproduced in collotype, selected with a biographical introduction by Reynolds Stone.
Winter, Sylvia. (1960). Thomas Bewick and the art of wood-engraving.
Bain, Iain. (1981). The watercolours and drawings of Thomas Bewick and his workshop apprentices introduced and with editorial notes by Iain Bain.
Tattersfield, Nigel. (1999). Bookplates by Beilby & Bewick: a biographical dictionary of bookplates from the workshop of Ralph Beilby, Thomas Bewick & Robert Bewick, 1790-1849.
Gardner-Medwin, David (ed.). (2003). Bewick studies: essays in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Bewick. Stocksfield, Northumberland: Bewick Society. NE1147.6.B47 B5 2003
Uglow, Jennifer S. (2007). Nature’s engraver: a life of Thomas Bewick.