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BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828; illustrator). History of British Birds. Newcastle: by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick; G.G. and J. Robinson, London [vol. 2: Edward Walker for T. Bewick; Longman and Rees, London], 1797 [i.e. 1798]-1804. 2 volumes, imperial 8° (256 x 160mm.) 448 wood-engravings by Bewick. (Occasional light spotting, upper margin of title in vol. 2 lightly soiled). Contemporary crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, a few light scuff marks). Provenance:  Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (1829-1900; bookplate). LARGE PAPER COPY, second edition with advertisement for the fourth edition of History of Quadrupeds. ESTC T145499; Nissen IVB 95 (lists this edition as the first); Roscoe 15a.
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BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828; illustrator). History of British Birds. Newcastle: by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick; G.G. and J. Robinson, London [vol. 2: Edward Walker for T. Bewick; Longman and Rees, London], 1797 [i.e. 1798]-1804. 2 volumes, imperial 8° (256 x 160mm.) 448 wood-engravings by Bewick. (Occasional light spotting, upper margin of title in vol. 2 lightly soiled). Contemporary crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, a few light scuff marks). Provenance: Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (1829-1900; bookplate). LARGE PAPER COPY, second edition with advertisement for the fourth edition of History of Quadrupeds. ESTC T145499; Nissen IVB 95 (lists this edition as the first); Roscoe 15a.

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BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828; illustrator). History of British Birds. Newcastle: by Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick; G.G. and J. Robinson, London [vol. 2: Edward Walker for T. Bewick; Longman and Rees, London], 1797 [i.e. 1798]-1804. 2 volumes, imperial 8° (256 x 160mm.) 448 wood-engravings by Bewick. (Occasional light spotting, upper margin of title in vol. 2 lightly soiled). Contemporary crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, a few light scuff marks). Provenance: Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (1829-1900; bookplate). LARGE PAPER COPY, second edition with advertisement for the fourth edition of History of Quadrupeds. ESTC T145499; Nissen IVB 95 (lists this edition as the first); Roscoe 15a.

BEWICK, T. (illustrator) & Ralph BEILBY (1744-1817). A General History of Quadrupeds. Newcastle: by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, and T. Bewick; by G.G. & J. Robinon and J. Mawman, London, 1800. Imperial 8° (255 x 158mm). 200 wood-engravings by Bewick, 104 smaller vignettes. (Title and advertisement with a few marginal spots.) Contemporary crimson morocco gilt, uniformly bound with the previous volume, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, a few small light stains on spine, slight scuffing to upper cover). Provenance: Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (bookplate). LARGE PAPER COPY, fourth edition, with title variant B and ‘Price One Guinea’ on title. ESTC N4952; Nissen ZBI 351; Roscoe 4a.

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