A Brief History of Wood-engraving

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A Brief History of Wood-engraving  (1895) 
by Joseph Cundall
HENRY VIII. IN COUNCIL (From Holinshed's 'Chronicles of England,' 1577)

HENRY VIII. IN COUNCIL
(From Holinshed's 'Chronicles of England,' 1577)
 Page 100

A BRIEF HISTORY

OF

WOOD-ENGRAVING

FROM ITS INVENTION

BY

JOSEPH CUNDALL

AUTHOR OF 'HOLBEIN AND HIS WORKS' ETC.

LONDON
SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, & COMPANY
LIMITED
St. Dunstan's House
FETTER LANE, FLEET STREET, E.C.
1895


CONTENTS

CHAPTER I
PAGE
On Pictures of Saints—The print of The Virgin with the Holy Child in her Lap in the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique—On the print of St. Christopher in the Spencer Library at Manchester—The Annunciation and the St. Bridget of Sweden 1
CHAPTER II
On the Block Books of the Fifteenth Century—Biblia Pauperum; Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis, &c. 11
CHAPTER III
The Block Books of the Fifteenth Century—Ars MoriendiTemptacio DiaboliCanticum Canticorum, and others 20
CHAPTER IV
Block Book—Speculum Humanae SalvationisCasus Luciferi—The Mentz Psalter of 1459—Book of Fables—The Cologne Bible—Nürnberg Chronicle—Breydenbach's Travels 28
CHAPTER V
On Wood-Engraving in Italy in the Fifteenth Century—The Venice Kalendario of 1476—The Triumph of Petrarch—The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili—Aldo Manuzio—Portrait of Aldus 40
CHAPTER VI
On Wood-Engraving in France in the Fifteenth Century—Engraving on Metal Blocks—'Books of Hours'—Famous French Publishers: Pierre Le Rouge, Simon Vostre, Antoine Verard, Thielman Kerver, Guyot Marchant, Philippe Pigouchet, Jean Dupré, and others 51
CHAPTER VII
Wood-Engraving in England in the Fifteenth Century—William Caxton, Recuyell of the Historyes of TroyeDictes and Sayings of PhilosophersGame and Playe of the Chesse, &c.—Wynkyn de Worde—Richard Pynson 61
CHAPTER VIII
Wood-Engraving in Germany in the Sixteenth Century—Albrecht Dürer—Coronation of the Virgin—The Apocalypse—The Little Passion—His Engravings on Copper—The Triumphs of Maximilian—The Triumphal Arch—The Triumphal Car—The Triumphal Procession 69
CHAPTER IX
Hans Holbein—Dance of Death—Bible Cuts—Hans Lützelburger—Dance of Death Alphabet—The Little Masters—Altdorfer—Beham—Brosamer—Aldegrever—Cranach 81
CHAPTER X
Wood-Engraving in Italy and France in the Sixteenth Century—Giuseppe Porta of Venice—Geoffroy Tory and Robert Estienne of Paris—Borluyt's Figures from the New Testament—Christophe Plantin of Antwerp 89
CHAPTER XI
Wood-Engraving in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in Italy and England—Printing in Chiaro-oscuro in Venice—Printing in Colour in Germany—Habiti Antichi e Moderni by Vecellio—Wood-Engraving in England—Foxe's Acts and Monuments—Holinshed's ChroniclesA Booke of Christian Prayers—Dr. Cuningham's Cosmographical GlasseÆsop's Fables—The French engraver Papillon 99
CHAPTER XII
Thomas Bewick and his Pupils—Select FablesHistory of QuadrupedsHistory of British BirdsÆsop's Fables—Prices at which these books were published—Death of Bewick 108
CHAPTER XIII
Bewick's Successors—John Bewick (his Brother)—Looking-glass for the MindGoldsmith's PoemsSomerville's Chase—Robert Johnson—Charlton Nesbit—Robert Elliot R. Bewick—History of Fishes—Luke Clennell—William Harvey—George Bonner—W. H. Powis—John Jackson—Ebenezer Landells—Robert Branston—F. W. Branston—John Thompson—J. Orrin Smith—John and Mary Byfield—Samuel Williams—W. T. Green—O. Jewitt—C. Gray—S. Slader—J. Greenaway—W. J. Palmer—German Engravers—Modern English Engravers 116
Index 129
THE WOOD-ENGRAVER By Jost Amman (1568)

THE WOOD-ENGRAVER
By Jost Amman (1568)