Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2000. 6 x 9 1/4. xx, 122 pages including 13 full page wood engravings by Bates printed from the original blocks. Quarter chestnut morocco, leather spine label, green silk cloth boards with author's signature reproduced in gilt, matching slipcase. Fine. Item #9501
One of 150 numbered copies. Printed in black, green (title page) and red (section headings)Dante types on Arches mouldmade paper. Known for his American Ornithology, Wilson 's account of this journey was first published in book form in 1818 in Newtown. Henry Morris provides an Introduction, and Robert Cantwell a synopsis of the poem. Wesley Bates is one of the finest Canadian wood engravers.