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.
[and] History of British Birds, Volume Two, Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick: sold by him, and Longman & Rees, London, 1804.
First editions, earliest issues, in two octavo volumes, illustrated with numerous wood engravings of birds, on old royal and thin royal, respectively; bound in uniform later tan calf, dark blue endleaves, a.e.g.; rebacked, with new gilt spines, original leather on boards chipping, 9 x 5 1/2 in. (2)
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