History of British Birds

by Thomas Bewick
Vol. I
containing the History and Description of Land Birds
Edition of 1797

Arms of Newcastle

The first volume of the History of British Birds, the Land Birds, was first published in September of 1797, containing a text by Beilby, much revised by Bewick. This first edition contained 117 figures of birds, along with 91 vignettes. By clicking on a title in the left frame on this page, you can view the vignette below as well as information related to it.

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