History of British Birds

by Thomas Bewick
Vol. II
containing the History and Description of Water Birds
Edition of 1826

Boys Playing by a River


The sixth edition of the Water Birds was published in 1826. The number of figures of birds had been increased to 157, along with 145 vignettes, including 14 foreign birds which Bewick had first published in 1800 (Figures of British Land Birds). There were many substantial revisions to the text itself.
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