History of British Birds
by Thomas Bewick
containing the History and Description of Water Birds
Edition of 1804
The first edition of the Water Birds was published in 1804, almost seven years after the publication of the Land Birds, the first volume of Bewick's History of British Birds. The volume was published in July of 1804. The descriptive text was by Bewick himself, and this edition contained 101 figures of birds as well as 136 vignettes.
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