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2 edition of history of British birds found in the catalog.

history of British birds

Thomas Bewick

history of British birds

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Published by Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick: sold by him, and E. Charnley; and Longman & Co in Newcastle .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementthe figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I, History and description of land birds and a supplement, with additional figures.
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 44-330, 50p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22515540M

Calvert sent a specimen from Malta; Selby and Dr. The History of British Birds 2 vols, Newcastle upon Tyne, — reveals Bewick's gifts as a naturalist as well as an engraver the artist was responsible for the text as well as the illustrations in the second volume. Attached were photos of the bird-filled drawers of the Natural History Museum at Tring. Rist, a gifted flautist, was in London attending the Royal Academy of Music. The first thing you have to do to get it is to get killed.

Although I met with the young in a downy state, and partially feathered, I only obtained one nest with eggs. Even better, he could feature them in the book on fly tying that he hoped to write, cementing his place in history. Reviews 9 This innovative and carefully designed photographic guide provides a concise introduction to the identification of the birds most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. More directly, the review notes that "Bewick was aware that his role was to offer a modest guide to birds that the common man not only could afford but would also want to possess.

Contemporary half-polished calf over boards, spine gilt; an excellent copy with respect to the interior of the book. Approach[ edit ] Yarrell was aware of earlier bird handbooks, especially Bewick's. A History of British Birds used the same title as Bewick's popular book — The woodcut shows a reaper with a scythe, a dead bird and its nest of a dozen eggs on the ground under the scythe, which has just lifted. The condition of the plates is excellent, with high quality, heavy paper and only an occasional mostly marginal fox mark as can be seen by the photos.


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History of British birds book

Whenever prized birds appeared on eBay, they were always snapped up by wealthy men. For example, the " Fulmar Petrel " quotes John Macgillivray's article "in a recent number of the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal", describing a visit to St Kilda in Junefor a page and a half.

In a community defined by its longing for the unobtainable, he would be king, and his flies would be unmatched. Hodgson; Edward Walker ; The central figure was originally left anonymous to lend an air of mystery and universality to the story, but John M.

The bindings are all clean with bright gilt pictures of birds to each front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine. It is as illustrator and artist history of British birds book Bewick is best known, and mainly on account of his excellent woodcuts this work passed through numerous editions, a supplement being published by him in The book's text was written by "failed author" Ralph Beilby, but the text is "almost extraneous" given Bewick's masterpiece.

Most cotingas for sale were half destroyed, their feathers picked and plucked at by generations of tiers. The first bird, the Egyptian vultureis preceded by nothing more than the Index there is no table of contents and the heading "British Birds", though there is an introductory paragraph on page 2, inside the Egyptian vulture article.

Covers the birds most likely to be seen, plus another 30 or so scarce but regular migrants Carefully designed to be user-friendly and accessible Lavishly illustrated with more than 1, stunning colour photographs Easy to use and written in plain English Awards and Recognition One of British Birds' Best Bird Books of Rob Hume is a freelance writer, editor and artist, with more than thirty books on birds to his name.

Landrails or corncrakes "are considered most delicate as articles of food, and in such high estimation, that two Landrails are said to be a present for a queen. He had never seen anything like these spectral bursts of iridescent turquoise, emerald, crimson, and gold. He then put it in his pocket, and before long he felt it all alive, and struggling to escape.

Occasional spotting but otherwise a nice clean and internally bright copy. Granted that the outlook and the engraving style were Bewick's, and that these were notable contributions, the fact that the results were so close to his own points more to an effective method of illustration than to the outpourings of genius.

Yarrell corresponded widely, consulted existing handbooks of birds, and made use of his membership of the Zoological Society of London and the Linnean Society to find out about recent discoveries.

These books were purchased at a Dominic Winter Auction and further family provenance is as follows from a Oates historian. It was November 5, The photos are very accurate, so please review carefully. This remarkable work was entirely printed and bound in the small North Country village of Driffield, Fawcett's residence and shop, and shipped in tea chests to London.

George Ewart Evans used the image on the title-page of his book about Blaxhall near Charsfieldon which 'Akenfield' is probably partly based. He spent 9 months at his ancestral home recovering from a leg wound he received in the Boer War in The other, for serious scholars of the first air war, is his comments on the real people who turn up throughout the narrative.

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Wood engraving was only a small part of the business and the majority of the work involved engraving inscriptions and decorations on a wide variety of objects such as guns, dog collars, harness, clock faces, rings, cutlery and the engraving of banknotes, billheads and even bookbinders' tools and letters.

A few plates in volume III lack tissue guards and the plate of the Whitethroat is present but detached.Apr 19,  · Buy The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, A very nice addition to my library's "Birds" section. Although the British-slanted grammar is sometimes a little difficult to deal with, the author had a nice blend of scholarly information and a light approach to the subject matter in the 21st Century.

Well written, thorough book about /5(17). The popularity of these endearing prints has made them increasingly scarce, so we are delighted to have prints from the second edition published of Francis Orpen Morris, A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds.

A history of British birds.

A History of British Birds

Six volumes, 10 1/4" x 6" A complete set of an early edition of the classic bird book, complete in a set of six volumes, in original blind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt decorations on spines & front covers, illustrated with coloured wood.

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This book’s subtitle – a year in the lives of twelve British birds – explains what it is all about. What is reasonably described as an eclectic mix of species has been selected – Bewick’s Swan, Peregrine, Lapwing, Puffin, Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Swallow, Robin, Nightingale, Waxwing and Blue Tit – and their lives are examined in 12 chapters, beginning with January and ending.

Jan 18,  · The History of British Birds by Derek Yalden,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3).