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F.O. Morris / Alexander Lydon / Benjamin Fawcett - A History of British Birds [set of plates] - 1870

F.O. Morris / Alexander Lydon / Benjamin Fawcett - A History of British Birds [set of plates] - 1870

23 hand-coloured woodblock engravings from the second edition of A History of British Birds [set of plates] by the Rev. F.O. Morris, engraved by Alexander Lydon and printed by Benjamin Fawcett. Published in 1870 by George Bell and Sons:

Pine Grossbeak
Martin
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Mealy Redpoll
Siskin
Greenfinch
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Rustic Bunting
Lapland Bunting
Black-headed Bunting
White-winged Lark
Shore Lark
Red-throated Pipit
Grey-headed Wagtail
Tawny Pipit
Sand Martin
Spine-tailed Swallow
Egyptian Nightjar
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Hairy Woodpecker
Wall Creeper
Nuthatch

Printed on heavy paper, verso blank. Some handling marks, but the engravings are otherwise in fine condition with contemporary hand-colouring.

Sheet size: 25 x 17 cm

See the photos for a better idea of details and condition

Object Book related object
Number of Books 23
Subject Natural History, Ornithology
Author/ Illustrator F.O. Morris / Alexander Lydon / Benjamin Fawcett
Book Title A History of British Birds [set of plates]
Condition Fine
Publication year oldest item 1870
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher George Bell and Sons
Binding/ Material Loose page
Extras Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages 23
Dimensions 25×17 cm
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