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History of British Birds

Volume 1. Containing the History and Description of Land Birds

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108065405

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  • Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) is synonymous with finely crafted wood engravings of the natural world, and his instantly recognisable style influenced book illustration well into the nineteenth century. During his childhood in the Tyne valley, his two obsessions were art and nature. At fourteen, he was apprenticed to the engraver and businessman Ralph Beilby (1743–1817) with whom he later published A General History of Quadrupeds (also reissued in this series). The present work, with its text compiled from various sources, was the first practical field guide for the amateur ornithologist, inspiring also artists and writers. Each of the two volumes contains hundreds of illustrations of breathtaking beauty and precision: one for each species, neatly capturing its character in exquisite detail, interspersed with charming vignettes of country life. Volume 1, first published in 1797, covers land birds, including eagles, owls, sparrows and finches.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108065405
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 207 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Birds of prey
    2. The falcon tribe
    3. Of the owl
    4. Of the shrike
    5. Birds of the pie kind
    6. The woodpeckers
    7. Of the passerine order
    8. Of the grosbeak
    9. Of the bunting
    10. Of the finch
    11. Of the lark
    12. Of the wagtail
    13. Of the flycatchers
    14. Of the warblers
    15. Of the titmouse
    16. Of the swallow
    17. Of the dove kind
    18. Of the gallinaceous kind
    19. Of the plover.

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    Thomas Bewick

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