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001 $ 06/1308
003 $ UK-LoRAA
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
245 0 0 $a History Of British Birds. - The Figures Engraved On Wood By T. Bewick. - Vol. I. Containing The History And Description Of Land Birds. (Vol. II. Containing The History And Description Of Water Birds.) -
260 # # $a Newcastle: $b Printed By Sol. Hodgson, For Beilby & T. Bewick: Sold By Them, And By G. G. & J. Robinson, London. [Price 10s. 6d. in Boards.] $c 1797. (-1804.)
300 # # $a 2 vols.; $c 205 mm. (Octavo.)
500 # # $a Vol. I: [2], xxx, 335, [1] p. - Vol. II: xx, 400 p., illus.
505 0 # $a Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Preface - Introduction - Contents Of The First Volume - [Text with illus.] - [Publishers' advertisement]. (Note: in many copies (incl. that of the Royal Academy) the half-title has been transposed to follow p. xxx.) - Vol. II: [T.p.] - Advertisement (by Thomas Bewick) - Introduction To The History Of British Water Birds - Contents Of The Second Volume - [Text with illus.].
508 # # $a The illustrations are unsigned.
510 4 # $a ESTC $c N33395
510 3 # $a J. Uglow, Nature's engraver: a life of Thomas Bewick (2006).
510 3 # $a A memoir of Thomas Bewick written by himself, ed. I. Bain (rev. 1979).
510 3 # $a S. Roscoe, Thomas Bewick: a bibliography raisonnée (1953/R1973).
520 2 # $a The publication-date of Volume II was 1804. Its imprint reads, 'Newcastle: Printed By Edward Walker, For T. Bewick: Sold By Him, And Longman And Rees, London. [Price 18s. in Boards.] - 1804.'

According to ESTC variant title pages of Volume I give different prices in the imprint: some, '10s. 6d' [as in Royal Academy's copy]; others, '11.1s'; or '13s.'; or '18s.' [all these advertise the 3rd ed. of the General History of Quadrupeds on the final page]; or 'one guinea' [this advertises the 4th edition of Quadrupeds on the final page]. ESTC adds that a new setting of the text was issued later in 1797 [i.e. 1798?]; with the price variations, '10s.6d.' or '13s' or '15s' [all adevrtising the 4th ed. of Quadrupeds on the final page].

The half-title of Volume I reads, 'History Of British Birds. - Vol. I.'

As well as Bewick's illustrations of the birds the book contains many decorative tail-pieces by him.

The last page of Volume I carries an advertisement, 'Lately was published, Price 9s. in Boards, The Third Edition Of A General History Of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved On Wood By T. Bewick. Newcastle Upon Tyne ...'.
561 # # $a The front and back pastedowns of Volume II carry the 19th-century bookplate of R.L. Watson.
563 # # $a 19th-century half green morocco, green cloth-covered boards, rebacked in 1990 retaining earlier spine-piece; brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Bewick 2 (3)' and 'Birds Vol. I (II)', spines lettered 'R.A.' and '1790 (1804)'.
653 # # $a Birds - Animals - Great Britain - History
655 # 0 $a Reference books - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
655 # 0 $a Pictorial works - Wood engravings - Great Britain - 18th century - 19th century
700 1 # $a Bewick $e source artist $e draughtsman $e wood-engraver $e publisher $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Hodgson $e printer
700 1 # $a Beilby $e publisher $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Robinson $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Robinson $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Robinson, John $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Robinson, James $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Walker $e printer $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Watson $e previous owner
710 2 # $a Longman and Rees (London) $e bookseller