Bewick's autobiography is complemented with Hugo's book describing the wide variety of Bewick's illustrations. Gilchrist's biography of Blake contains descriptions of his engraving techniques as well as many illustrations and a descriptive catalogue of his output. Ottley's treatise is a rare work that Bigmore and Wyman describe as occupying the same relation to engraving as Dibdin's Ames does to typography. Along with Chatto and Woodberry they may serve as standard works on wood engraving. Together these volumes form a source collection for pre-Victorian engraving techniques in Britain, Germany, France, and the Low Countries.
Table of Contents"An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving upon Copper in Wood, with an Account of Engravers and their Works", William Young Ottley
"A Treatise on Wood Engraving, Historical and Practical", William Andre Chatto
"A Memoir of Thomas Beqwick, Written by Himself", Thomas Bewick
"The Bewick Collector - a Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Thomas and John Bewick...", Thomas Hugo
"Life of William Blake, with Selections from his Poems and other Writings", Alexander Gilchrist
"A History of Wood-Engraving", George E. Woodberry.