Author Bewick, T. History of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the history and description of land birds. [AND] A supplement to the history of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part I. Containing the history and description of land birds; [AND] Vol. II. Containing the history and description of water birds [AND] A supplement to the history of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part II. Containing the history and description of water birds. [Complete].
Published 1797
Item ID 43452
€450.00
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Newcastle, Beilby & Bewick, T. Bewick, 1797-1821. Four papers in two. 8vo (20.5 x 12.6 cm). 876 pp. [I(1797) xxx, 335; I Suppl. (1821) 47; II(1804) xx, 400; II Suppl. (1821) 44], with 529 fine wood engravings and three title vignettes. Uniform full polished calf. Spines with four black and gilt-ornamented raised bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and two (red and green) morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Boards with gilt borders. Marbled endpapers. All edges yellow. Rare first edition including the very rare supplements. Includes the uncensored engraving on p. 85 of volume I. With a handwritten note from a former owner, Brocklebank dated 1881 and 1894 pasted in on front. Bound by Hayday - a typed, lengthy note on this binder is loosely inserted. Some light shelfwear, and some toning, as usual. A very good, complete set. Nissen IVB, 95.