The Seasons. Embellished With Engravings on Wood by Bewick, from Thurston’s Designs.

  • Thomson, James
  • London: Printed for James Wallis 1805
  • Tattersfield TB 2.569.


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FIRST BEWICK EDITION, 8vo, pp. [ii], xvi, [4], 286, [6]. Nine engravings and title-page vignette by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary marbled calf, spine tooled in gilt, black morocco label. Some light spotting and soiling. A little surface wear, heavier to spine but since conserved, flyleaves excised. Ownership inscriptions of Robert Yelloly and William Scott to title page, some pen trials to pastedown.


First Bewick edition, issued simultaneously in three size variants, this being the middle, demy octavo, version. The poem is preceded by a Life of Thomson written by an uncredited Samuel Johnson.

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