Davison of Alnwick imprint - Thomas Bewick Vignettes (1810)

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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature from M de Buffon, Goldsmith and others, embellished with upwards of one hundred elegant copper plates

Published: Alnwick - The Apollo Press W Davison 1810

Date: 1810

2 volumes bound as one in a simple contemporary calf binding now worn and cracked at the hinges rather crudely if strongly repaired inside contents are clean fresh and tight with some foxing [brown spot marks] former owners leather gilt bookplate on the front paste down end paper - some chipping and small marginal tears to some plates with some offsetting from the text block.

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The engravings on copper are not by Bewick but the books contain four vignettes used in the poems of Burns and others of Davison's publications - contains 101 copper engraved plates

Note
Please see our other highlights for a separately listed fine facsimile of Davison's specimen book with 1000+ specimens of cast and wooden type. which features all four vignettes sailing ship, young man seated, cattle and the dog and cat used in this edition of Animated Nature

Binding
contemporary full calf -

£150

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