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Bush, Tracey
Cygnea cantio : swan song.
[England?] : T. Bush, 1997.
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([3] p.) : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4 B87 C8 1997
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
© 2020 Tracey Bush
Edition limited to 50 signed copies.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. [14].
Cover title.
Relief-rolled embossed Thames chart from Oxford to Richmond. Rubber-stamped with some 'swan-marks' of Thames swans. Blue paper cover.
"The 'swan-marks' in 'Cygnea Cantio' are; the King's mark from the Cantley Roll (1603) and the Thames marks of the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Ely'--Colophon.
'The swan was created a royal bird prior to 1186. All swans kept on the Thames must be marked, otherwise they are considered to be the property of the crown'--Colophon.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 211
BAC: British Art Center has two of Bush's mock-ups for the present work, cataloged separately: N7433.4 B87 C8 1997a.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Hand stamps -- Specimens -- 1997.
Relief etching -- Specimens -- 1997.
Swans -- England.
Thames River (England) -- Maps.
Women in natural history.
Artists' books.
IIIF Manifest:

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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