A GENERAL HISTORY Of QUADRUPEDS. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. Thomas - Bewick, 1753 - 1828.

A GENERAL HISTORY Of QUADRUPEDS. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick.

Newcastle Upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 4th Edition, Imprint Variant A (Roscoe 4b). x, 525, [1] pp. Last page the Errata. Fully illustrated with Bewick's 334 incomparable figures, head-pieces, vignettes, etc. Royal 8vo. 9-3/8" x 5-5/8". Period dark blue straight grain full morocco binding. Marbled eps & edges. Spine lightly sunned. Minor rubbing to joint leather. Bookplate of the "Honorable & Reverend L. Barrington". A pleasing VG copy. Item #37305

In addition to textual revisions, and new cuts [12], this 4th Edition is "notable for the introduction of 'scientific' names ... This edition is comparatively common at the present time in the imperial and demy sizes; of the royal size I have traced only two copies." [Roscoe].

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