BEWICK, Thomas. A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. Embellished by Numerous Wood Engravings, Designed and Engraved by the Author for a Work on British Fishes, and never before Published. Newcastle-on-Tyne: Printed by Robert Ward, Dean Street, for Jane Bewick, Gateshead; London: Longman [etc.]. 1862.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, sometime recased with new marbled endpapers; pp. xx + 344; numerous wood-engravings by Thomas Bewick, including 17 plates of fishes; a very good copy.
First edition. This work was written by Bewick at the request of his daughter Jane. "The vignettes … are very beautiful, and extremely interesting as the last, and previously unpublished, specimens of the great Master's skill" (Hugo).
Hugo 528. Pease 188.