History of British Birds

by Thomas Bewick
Vol. II
containing the History and Description of Water Birds
Edition of 1821

Boys Playing by a River


The fifth edition of the Water Birds was published in 1821. Bewick had gathered much new material, and this edition contained 121 figures and 133 vignettes, as compared to the 103 figures and 128 vignettes in the 1816 edition. The 1821 edition was accompanied by a Supplement, with some additional figures.
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