13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 10


Bewick [Thomas].
History of British Birds, Vol I. History and Description of Land Birds, Vol II. … Water Birds.
Newcastle: printed for the author, 1804, two octavo volumes, Water Birds first edition, variant F (see Roscoe 17d and 18c), xxxviii, 346, xx, 400 pages, foxing in places, name to head of titles, bookplates to pastedown, gilt-tooled calf (wear to spines);
idem, A General History of Quadrupeds.
Newcastle: S. Hodgson, R. Bailey & T. Bewick et al. 1792, third edition, (Roscoe 3b), x, 483 pages, tears without loss to U3 and 2B3, foxing to fore-edge, half calf;
idem, The Looking-Glass for the Mind …
J. Harris et al., 1806, tenth edition, iv, 271 pages, contemporary sheep. (4)

Sold for £80
Estimated at £100 - £200


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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