Book Description

Two vols. 8vo. x 14.4 cm. Vol 1: pp xliv, 382. Vol 2: xxii, 432. Eighth edition of Land Birds, Sixth edition of Water Birds. Sixth edition preface to Vol 1 as usual, dated 1826, printed on thicker paper. Near contemporary half calf, marbled endpapers and edges, gilt spine, signed with binder's stamp Hetherington Binders Uxbridge. Marbled paper to boards replaced, boards a little cockled, a little light marking to prelims and end leaves but overall a decent bright set in a solid binding (solid enough to permit the volumes to be read), with no annotations. The 1826 issue of Bewick s birds is of some bibliographic interest, for Bewick rewrote it extensively, reordering and changing the contents so as to give it a more scientific layout, as well as adding new birds. Roscoe 31 and 32.
Author BEWICK, Thomas
Date 1826
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Newcastle: for T Bewick
Condition Good

Price: £245.00

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