A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. The Fourth Edition.

  • (Bewick) [Beilby, Ralph]
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick 1800
  • ESTC N67364; Tattersfield TB1.4.


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8vo, pp. [ii], x, 525, [1]. Later half morocco, pebbled red cloth boards, spine divided by raised bands, 2nd and 4th compartments lettered direct in gilt, other compartments bordered in gilt and blind, marbled edges. A few gatherings marked, a little marginal staining, top margin of one leaf sometime excised and renewed. Boards unevenly sunned. Armorial bookplate of Edward Micholls Henriques to pastedown, that of Angus A. Macfarlane-Grieve dated 1925 to flyleaf.


The fourth edition of Thomas Bewick's first great work, produced in collaboration with his partner and erstwhile master of his apprentice days Ralph Beilby, and first published in 1790. Bewick provided the engravings and Beilby the text, both working in their spare time following days in their printing workshop. It was an immediate success, and reached an eighth edition by 1824.

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