A natural history of British birds.
Bibliographic Citation:
Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828. A natural history of British birds. Alnwick : Printed and sold wholesale and retail, by W. Davison, [1820?]
Alternative Title:
British birds
Printed and sold wholesale and retail, by W. Davison, [1820?]
  • "With thirty-five engravings on wood"--t.p.
  • First sentence: "The golden eagle, which is one of the largest of this noble family, is about three feet in length, and the extent of its wings is seven feet four inches."
  • Includes 35 woodcuts.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections, Bourke Collection: one of 3 titles bound together, in a set of 3 volumes. The above is from Volume II, bound in with A Natural history of British quadrupeds and A Natural history of water birds; with binder's spine title: Quadrups, Birds, 1824. Numerous wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 3/4 leather, marbled paper over boards.
Physical Description:
text.chapbook.black and white, 14 x 9 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Geographical Description, Local History and Natural History
Digital Collection:
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