A General History of Quadrupeds. the Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. The Fourth Edition.
Roscoe version A with no mention of Rivington. The Royal 8vo. printing which Roscoe suggests had only 300 printed. A rare printing of this important expanded edition which features some animals for the first time, including the addenda with the Australian Wombach and an Amphibious Animal (recognisable as the platypus).
Many charming vignettes at chapter ends in addition to illustrations of the quadrupeds.
Author Bewick, Thomas
Binding Tan half calf over marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers, spine with 5 raised bands, contrasting red label with gilt tiles, lines and dentelles, all edges gilt.
Publisher Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, and T. Bewick
Illustrator Thomas Bewick
Condition Good. Slightly rubbed to edges and corners but a nice example
Pages 8vo. x. 525(1) pp.