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A General History of Quadrupeds

Illustrated by Thomas Bewick (English, 1753–1828), Author Ralph Beilby (English, 1743 or 1744–1817), Printer and Publisher Solomon Hodgson (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Newcastle, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 838-39; ESTC (RLIN) T061242; Hugo 46-48; Roscoe 1b


Overall: 21.5 x 13.9 x 3 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 304 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Newcastle: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick [et al.], 1790) Octavo; 232 leaves; modern gilt-stamped tan calf.

Illustrations of four-footed animals; illustrative tailpiece vignettes

Newcastle: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick [et al.], 1790


Acquired from unknown source by MFA Library, 1902; transferred to Print Dept., May 1902.

Credit Line

Transferred from Museum Library