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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.

Credit Line

Purchase by Ellen Frances Mason Fund

History of British Birds [Water Birds]

about 1804

Place of Publication

Newcastle, England

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

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Medium or Technique

Bound set of 227 wood engravings


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