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Book Description
Figures of British Land Birds, to which are Added a Few Foreign Birds, with their Vulgar and Scientific Names .Volume one. Printed by S. Hodgson ,for R. Beilby and T. Bewick. 1800.134 leaves with wood engraved illustrations. ( with supressed vignette on leaf 134 'without bars') Rare edition - the rarest of all Berwick's works -, probably printed in 500 copies only. The vignettes are either simple ornaments (a few) or scenes from rural life (the vast majority). The last page has no bird, but includes the uncensored engraving of a farmer defecating in an outdoor loo-annex-pigsty, which in other copies has often been found lacking or censored with bars. One or two light spots. Modern half calf, marbled sides. 8vo. Lovely binding.
Author Thomas Bewick
Date 1800
Binding Hard
Publisher S. Hodgson
Condition Near Fine

Price: £495.00

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