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BEES. – ‘LEE’, possibly J.LEE, engraver.

Original engraved wood printing-block featuring a father, seated beside a bee skep, explaining to his son about bees.

signed in the block ‘Lee’ (in reverse).

Published: [London?], [c.1815?]

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BEES. – ‘LEE’, possibly J.LEE, engraver.

Original engraved wood printing-block featuring a father, seated beside a bee skep, explaining to his son about bees. The son has a book in his hands. [London?: circa 1815]. Original block (1 7/8 x 2 ¾ x  3 1/8 x 7/8in; 47 x 70 x 23mm), signed in the block ‘Lee’ (in reverse). 

Condition: use has produced a fine dark patina to the upper surface. [see images].

Probably for use in a Chapbook or larger Children's book. ‘J. Lee’ worked for Marshall and did sign his work ‘Lee’.

N.b. the images include a digitally reversed image - this is a computer-generated positive image included to show what a print taken from the block might look like.

  • Overall Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 1 7/8 x 2 ¾ x 3 1/8 x 7/8in
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Adam Langlands
  • Country: United States
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