Bewick, Thomas.  History of British Birds.
Lot 5157
BEWICK, THOMAS. 1753-1828. History of British Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804.
US$ 400 - 600
£240 - 350
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BEWICK, THOMAS. 1753-1828.
History of British Birds. Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804.
2 volumes. 8vo (224 x 133 mm). xxx, [2], 335, [1]; xx, 400 pp. Numerous wood engravings in text. Sub-title vol 1. Period full calf, gilt spines and borders, crosshatch design to covers, marbled edges and endpapers, period bookplates . Light spotting to prelims of both volumes, bindings rubbed, tear to joint at head of spine vol 1, chip to head of spine vol 2.

FIRST EDITION. Volume 1: History and Description of Land Birds; Volume 2: History and Description of Water Birds.
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