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

Stock ID 43970 A general history of quadrupeds: the figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Thomas Bewick.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Author, (1792. third edition), Octavo, bookplates. Contemporary full calf, worn, contents sound.

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).

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

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