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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. With a Supplement, with Additional Figures.
Description: Newcastle Printed by Edward Walker ..., 1821. [7th Ed.] and [5th Ed]. 2 vols. Demy 8vo. 13 x 21.5cm. 330pp. + t.p. + 46pp. + [ii] + xxii + pp.919-360). + t.p. + 43pp. + 7pp. 261 figures, 248 vignettes, tail pieces &c., 14 text figures. Some foxing, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some wear to boards, spines worn with significant loss, joints cracked. ¶ Roscoe 24c. 25c; Roscoe 26c 27c. 319 descriptions. 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.

Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY; ORNITHOLOGY

Price: GBP 125.00 = appr. US$ 178.50 Seller: Francis Edwards Booksellers
- Book number: 269618

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