History of British Birds [Water Birds]
Thomas Bewick (English, 1753–1828)
Place of Publication: Newcastle, England
Hugo, no. 666 (this copy); Roscoe, pp. 64-65
Overall: 23.3 x 15.4 x 2 cm (9 3/16 x 6 1/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bound set of 227 wood engravings
Not On View
(Newcastle: about 1804) Octavo; 118 leaves; contemporary(?) blue paper boards, rebacked.
Illustrations of water birds; vignettes of landscapes and scenes from daily life.
Newcastle: about 1804
William Garret [?--ms. note on preliminary leaf]; Thomas Hugo (1820-1876; his catalogue [The Bewick Collector, 1866], no. 666); Rinnell & Sons, from whom purchased by MFA, November 1, 1934.
Purchase by Ellen Frances Mason Fund