Book Description

Two Volumes: Volume 1. History and Description of Land Birds and a Supplement, with Additional Figures.1821. Volume 2. History and Description of Water Birds and a Supplement, with Additional Figures. 1821. With previous owners name 'Scott' with date1822 in attractive calligraphy. Provenance. Sympathetically, rebound ,half leather with original marble boards. Raised bands and gilt tiles to spine. Very attractive set. Illustrated with many bucolic vignettes. The many vignettes, which serve variously as head or tail pieces, express a rootedness and a sympathy for the ordinary rural life of his time. Engravings accompanying clean text are sharp and clear. An especially handsome and attractively bound copy of an enduring ornithological classic. Fresh binding and a lovely matching two volume set.
Author Thomas Bewick
Date 1821
Binding Hard
Publisher Edward Walker
Condition Near Fine

Price: £495.00

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