1885 Bewick British BIRDS Plates Quadrupeds Aesop Fables 5v SIGNED Limited ed

BEWICK, Thomas

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Thomas Bewick, a notable English engraver and natural historian, is most famous work on the birds of Great Britain. ‘History of British Birds’ was published in two volumes at the turn of the century and covers both land and water fowl. This work was well received, but the majority of its praise came after the second volume was released. According to British Critic,

“everyone liked it because of the aptness of its descriptions, the accuracy of its figures, the spirit of its wood engravings, and the ingenious variety of its vignettes”

 

Bewick also wrote ‘History of Quadrupeds’ as well as his own edition of Aesop’s ‘Fables’. These books, along with his own memoir, are included in this complete 1885 five-volume set of his works. This particular example is numbered no. 166 of 750, signed by Quaritch.

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1885 Bewick British BIRDS Plates Quadrupeds Aesop Fables 5v SIGNED Limited ed

 

Thomas Bewick, a notable English engraver and natural historian, is most famous work on the birds of Great Britain. ‘History of British Birds’ was published in two volumes at the turn of the century and covers both land and water fowl. This work was well received, but the majority of its praise came after the second volume was released. According to British Critic,

“everyone liked it because of the aptness of its descriptions, the accuracy of its figures, the spirit of its wood engravings, and the ingenious variety of its vignettes”

 

Bewick also wrote ‘History of Quadrupeds’ as well as his own edition of Aesop’s ‘Fables’. These books, along with his own memoir, are included in this complete 1885 five-volume set of his works. This particular example is numbered no. 166 of 750, signed by Quaritch.

 

Item number: #15004

Price: $599

 

BEWICK, Thomas

 

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London : Printed by R. Ward for B. Quaritch, 1885.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes
    • I-II: British Birds
    • III: Quadrupeds
    • IV: Aesop’s Fables
    • V: Memoir
    • Heavily illustrated throughout
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10.25in X 6.5in (26.5cm x 17.5cm)

 

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15004

Categories

Literature

Natural History

Authors

BEWICK, Thomas

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete