A general history of quadrupeds: the figures engraved on wood.

Stock ID 20513 A general history of quadrupeds: the figures engraved on wood. Thomas Bewick.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Author, (1811. sixth edition). Octavo, woodcuts. Contemporary full calf, modern spine, a few minor spots and oxidation, a sound copy.

First published in 1790. "Such animals as I knew, I drew from memory on the wood; others which I did not know were copied from 'Dr Smellie's Abridgement of Buffon,' and other naturalists, and also from the animals which were from time to time exhibited in itinerant collections. Of these last, I made sketches first from memory, then corrected and finished the drawings upon the wood from a second examination of the different animals." (from Weekley, Montague. A memoir of Thomas Bewick, written by himself. London: Cresset Press, 1961. P. 120).

Anderton and Gibson 31; Freeman 305; Nissen ZBI 351; Wood p. 236 (lists third edition only). See also Anderton, Basil and W. H. Gibson. Catalogue of the Bewick collection (Pease bequest). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (1904).

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