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Creator:
Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828.
Title(s):

A history of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Published/Created:
Newcastle, Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick; sold by him, and Longman and Co. London, 1809.
Physical Description:
xlii, [43]-327, [1], xviii, [19]-360 p. ill. 22 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NJ18 B47 A15 B5 1809 Copy 1
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NJ18 B47 A15 B5 1809 Copy 2
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BAC : Roscoe 20.
BAC : Imperfect (copy 2): title leaves mounted; part I: top margin of p. [iii]-iv extended.
BAC : British Art Center has two copies: copy 2 bound in 2 v.
Letterpress: part I by Ralph Beilby, revised by Bewick; part II erroneously attributed to Henry Cotes who revised Bewick's text. Cf. Roscoe p. 71-73.
Title vignettes; head- and tail-pieces.
Subject Terms:
Birds -- Great Britain.
Contributors:
Beilby, Ralph, 1744-1817.
Cotes, Henry.
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  • Part I. History and description of land birds.--Part II. History and description of water birds.

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