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Bird Prints from Morris's History of British Birds

Original hand coloured woodcut prints c1870
Stock Code: 1469993818
£7.50
Subject
TURNSTONE
BARTRAM`S ANDPIPER
ALPINE WARBLER
PRATINCOLE
NODDY
ROCK PIPIT
SHEARWATER
RAZOR-BILL
CASPIAN TERN
BROWN SNIPE
LONG-TAILED SKUA
KITTIWAKE
SKUA
WOOD SANDPIPER
POMERIAN SKUA
SPOTTED REDSHANK
RICHARDSON`S SKUA
WILSON`S PETREL
TWITE
DUSKY PETREL
GANNET
SHORT-TOED LARK
MANX SHEARWATER
SOOTY TERN
KESTREL
CAPPED PETREL
PTARMIGAN
GULL-BILLED TERN
LITTLE RINGED DOTTEREL
LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER
GREY PLOVER
FULMAR
SNIPE
LESSER TERN
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
LITTLE CRAKE
BAR-TAILED GODWIT
MEADOW PIPIT
BLACK GROUSE
KENTISH DOTTEREL
LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER
LEACH`S PETREL
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
WHISKERED TERN
COURSER
BLACK HEADED BUNTING
PARROT CROSSBILL
STILT
NUTHATCH
ROLLER
RINGED GULLEMOT
ROTCHE
GREAT AUK
WOODCHAT
GREAT PLOVER
MARTIN
DALMATIAN REGULUS
SWALLOW
WOOD WARBLER
WHINCHAT
GREAT SHRIKE
BLUEBREAST
MELODIOUS WILLOW WARBLER
PINE GROSSBEAK
RUFUS SEDGE WARBLER
SAVI`S WARBLER
GREAT BUSTARD
BUNTING
PINTAIL
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Description

These exceptional prints are all hand-coloured woodblock engravings from the History of British Birds, first published in 1851 by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris.  This book, usually known as Morris's Birds, was a resounding success, mainly because of the fine illustrations, the work of the renowned printer Benjamin Fawcett.  Morris himself was a well-known natural history writer, opposed to Darwin's theories, and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The prints which feature hand-coloured backgrounds (trees etc) are generally from an edition c1870 and are slightly better quality - some of the prints are from a slightly later edition with sparser hand colouring.  Each image is the actual print and mount for sale.

Each print is in an acid free mount which is professionally cut so that it can be put straight into an 8 x 10" picture frame, which can be bought for a few pounds - see the photo provided for illustration only.  It will be sent with the mount, acid free backing paper and in a clear polythene wrapper. Occasionally the mount is cut for an A4 frame - if so, this is mentioned in the description for that item.
 
 
 
 

 

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