Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Agnes Miller Parker: Wood-engraver and Book Illustrator, 1895-1980

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1990

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Special Collections NE1147.6 P37 RQ33; Every effort has been made to trace copyright ownership and to obtain permission for reproduction. If you believe you are the copyright owner of an item on this site, and we have not requested your permission, please contact us at special.collections@otago.ac.nz

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Wakefield, West Yorkshire: Fleece Press

Abstract

Here the frontispiece is where modern readers understand it to be, having 'moved to the left' about the early 17th century. Frequent use of the frontispiece is found in modern private press books, where the owner-operators usually choose an attractive image to ‘show off’ the contents; a method of enticing the reader. This Fleece Press production by Simon Lawrence is no exception, making use of Agnes Miller Parker’s excellent donkey engraving to draw one into the rest of the book, and her fine work.

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Ian Rogerson, “Agnes Miller Parker: Wood-engraver and Book Illustrator, 1895-1980,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 22, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10648.

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