6446. Bewick's History of British Birds 1797-1804

BEWICK, TOMAS. (2). History of British Birds. I-II. Newcastle (printed by Sol. Hodgson - E. Walker) 1797 (98)-1804.

Large 8:o. (3, lacks half-title), iv-xxx, (2), (1)-335, (1); (3, lacks half-title), iv-xx, (1)-400 pp. 448 woodcut illustrations.
Contemporary light brown full calf, somewhat worn, gilt borders, gilt inner borders, gilt edges of covers, slightly faded richly gilt spines in six compartments, red and green spine labels, all edges gilt. Minor foxing. Printed on thick paper. 2 volumes.

Nissen: IVB: 95. Vol. I first edition, second issue, vol. II 1st ed.

Provenance: Sten Ringselle (1949-2017), Swedish antiquarian bookdealer who in 1992 opened his shop Antiquaria in Gothenburg.