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FOX, George Townshend.
Synopsis of the Newcastle Museum, Late THE ALLAN, formerly THE TUNSTALL, OR WYCLIFFE MUSEUM:

To which are prefixed Memoirs of Mr. Tunstall, the founder, and of Mr. Allan, the late proprietor, of the Collection; with occasional remarks on the species, by those Gentlemen and the Editor.

Description:
pp. (ii), xxii, 312, (i) Errata, (i) blank. Engraved frontispiece of the Tunstall Arms, 2 double-page pedigrees, 5 plates, 2 engraved plates of the Rakkelhan Grous (sic) and the Bass Straits Wombat by R. E. BEWICK, 4 text woodcuts. Modern cloth with leather spine label, ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN, Darwin scholar and bibliographer, with a few of his purchase notes at the front, uncut, a very good copy.

*ROBERT ELLIOT BEWICK (17881849) son of the engraver Thomas Bewick. He was trained in engraving by his father, but is primarily remembered now as a player of the Northumbrian smallpipes. The Newcastle Museum described above is derived from the collection of natural history assembled by Marmaduke Tunstall [1743-1790]. Dispersal of Tunstall's collections began shortly after his death. His important systematic collection of birds was acquired first by George Allan of Darlington and subsequently by the Newcastle Museum. By the end of the nineteenth century the bird collection had all but disappeared. The current successor to the old Newcastle Museum is now the Hancock Museum. Surviving material from Tunstall's collection is today curated in the Hancock Museum.

Printed by T. and J. Hodgson, and sold by Emerson CHaarnley; and W. Wood. London.

Date Published: 1827.

Stock No. 62635

Price: 200.00

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