A General History of Quadrupeds.

Newcastle, printed by Edw. Walker for T. Bewick, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London; and Wilson and Sons, York, 1820.

£350

Demy 8vo. pp. (x) 528. The Seventh Edition. Full brown calf, skillfully rebacked with lettered title piece in the style of the original. A few pages lightly spotted by insignificant foxing, but generally a good copy.

This 7th edition is particularly well printed on ribless wove paper, showing the engravings in their best state. Thomas Bewick himself regarded this edition as his best (Roscoe, p. 33), as most earlier editions had been struck off on very thin, laid paper with low opacity, paper which was unable to render the minute details of his engraving.

Roscoe 7c Variant B.

X74

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