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History of British Birds

Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick / Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1797-1804


MFA Library, 1902; by transfer to Print Dept., 1902.

Credit Line

Transfer from MFA Library

History and Description of Land Birds [vol. 1 of British Birds]

History and Description of Water Birds [vol. 2 of British Birds]


Place of Publication

Newcastle, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray 51; Hugo, Bewick Collector, 99; Roscoe, TB Bibliography, 14d, 17d


Overall (each vol.): 21.5 x 13.7 x 2.6 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 453 wood engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books