PUblished by the Folio Society, London in 1981. The book is in very good condition with beige covers quarter bound, with minimal shelfwear. The book is covered with cellophane instead of being within a slipcase. The illustrations and wood-gravings are by the author. 


Thomas Bewick (c. 11 August 1753 – 8 November 1828) was an English wood-engraver and natural history author. Early in his career he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery, making the wood blocks for advertisements, and illustrating children's books. 


Bewick is best known for his A History of British Birds, which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. The book was the forerunner of all modern field guides.

My Life by Thomas Bewick

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