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Title: A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS Containing the History and Description of Land Birds; ... The History and Description of Water Birds.
Description: Newcastle Printed by Edw. Walker for T. Bewick ..., 1826. [8th Ed.] and [6th Ed]. 2 vols. Demy 8vo. 13cm x 21cm. (trimmed). xliv + 382pp. + xxii + 432pp. 314 figures, 306 vignettes tail pieces &c., 14 text figures. Some foxing, with the signatures of James Tho. Robson Belford, with scratched armorial bookplate with the name erased, front f.e.p. to vol. 1. affixed at hinge, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some wear to boards and corners, upper joint cracked to vol. 2 though firm, gilt ruling and gilt lettering to spines, sl. rubbed. ¶ Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) English wood-engraver and natural history author. Roscoe 31c; Roscoe 32c. 349 descriptions of birds. His magnum opus which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignette tail-pieces. The forerunner of all modern field guides. The text in Land Birds was written by Ralph Beilby, while Bewick took over the text for the second volume. Nissen 95; Zimmer I, 57.


Price: GBP 150.00 = appr. US$ 214.20 Seller: Francis Edwards Booksellers
- Book number: 272734

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