A History of British Birds
A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds A History of British Birds
£175.00
Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick: sold by him and E. Charnley, Newcastle; and Longman and Co, London. 1821.

Two volumes. Vol. I. Seventh edition. 8vo in 4s. (225x135mm). pp. xl, 43-330, 50, [2]. Vol. II. Fifth edition. 8vo in 4s. pp. xxii, 19-360, 50. Both volumes contain the first edition of the supplement. Tan half calf, marbled paper boards. Spine decorated in gilt and blind. Black morocco labels, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to boards and spine. Internally in excellent condition. Volume two has some foxing and browning but overall a nice set in good condition. These 1821 editions also contain the first editions of the Supplements. As Roscoe says, "By 1821 Bewick had gathered in much new material...[and] was able to introduce twenty-nine new descriptions and thirty-eight new figures, as well as a number of much revised descriptions".