A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by …
A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by …

BEWICK, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick.

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BEWICK, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick and S. Hodgson. 1807.

Royal 8vo. Later half brown calf, spine with raised gilt bands, tools and lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. x + 525 + [1]; 225 fine wood-engravings of quadrupeds, 111 vignettes, tail-pieces, etc., by Thomas Bewick; bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown, a few occasional spots, very good.
Fifth edition. First published in 1790, "the book met with an instant and overwhelming success" (Roscoe) and along with his other masterpiece, the British Birds, forms the cornerstone of all Bewick collections. To this edition one new figure (Musk Bull) is added, and a number of his others reworked.
Roscoe 5b.

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