Beilby, Ralph (1744-1817) History of British Birds. Volume One , Illustrated by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
Beilby, Ralph (1744-1817) History of British Birds. Volume One, Illustrated by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick: sold by them, and C.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1797.
[with] History of British Birds, Volume Two, Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick: sold by him, and Longman & Rees, London, 1804;
[and] A Supplement to the History of British Birds, Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick: sold by him, and E. Charnley, Newcastle; and Longman & Co., London, 1821 [i.e. 1822].
First editions and earliest issues of Land Birds and Water Birds; volume one with the Sea Eagle, Magpie, and vignette at page 285 all in first state, with an ad for the third edition of the Quadrupeds at the end; second, expanded edition of the Supplement; volume one printed on old royal; volume two printed on thin royal; the Supplement on royal, according to the publisher's label; in three octavo volumes, the first two bound in contemporary marbled paper boards rebacked in calf, the Supplement in boards, with publisher's label on front board, all volumes illustrated with wood engravings of birds throughout, all volumes untrimmed throughout, I: 9 3/4 x 6 in.; II: 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.; III: 9 1/2 x 6 in. (3)
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