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A General History of Quadrupeds: The Figures Engraved on Wood

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In the late eighteenth century, the British took greater interest than ever before in observing and recording all aspects of the natural world. Travelers and colonists returning from far-flung lands provided dazzling accounts of such exotic creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published June 15th 2009 by University Of Chicago Press (first published February 6th 2009)
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