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1853 BIRDS EGGS of The CUCKOO Francis Morris; Benjamin Fawcett; A. F.


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17.99 19400010 Quality Antique prints, Maps Ephemera - Guaranteed Antique unless otherwise specified ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This auction is for :- An original 1853 print from the date stated and n
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This auction is for :- An original 1853 print from the date stated and not a later reproduction.

It shows:

Birds Eggs of the Yellow Billed Cuckoo and The Common Cuckoo

A colour 1853 print from wood engraving showing the eggs Sleekburnc. Miel

The print is untitled but it comes with a separate double sided page of titled text describing the eggs. Sleekburn Reive

Provenance: A Natural history of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds by The Rev F. O. Morris, Member of the Ashmolean Society, Life Member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science etc. - Publisher; Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row MDCCCLIII

Printed by Benjamin Fawcett of Middle Street, Driffield, Yorkshire, Printer and Publisher. Reive

Info. Benjamin Fawcett (born Bridlington 1808 -1893) was one of the finest of English19thC woodblock / wood engraving colour printers. Although there is no artists/engravers signature most of the artworks/engravings in this series of books were done by A. F. Lydon ( Alexander Francis Lydon), being the principal engraver to Benjamin Fawcett, and Fawcett himself. Initially many of these plates were finished with hand colouring, many done by Fawcetts wife Mary Porter, and other local women.

Reverend Francis Orpen Morris (born1810 near Cork died 1893 Nunburnholme, Yorkshire) who wrote the books, was an Irish clergyman, ornithologist and entomologist



It measures overall 240x150mm (9.5x6") approx. There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age, and some scattered foxing.  This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time and has binding witness marks to edge - please check the larger picture for condition.
It is on good quality paper with a blank reverse. This plate is ideal for matting and framing.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
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type: Antique
medium: Etching/ Engraving
subject: Birds Eggs
original/ repro: Original
etching/ engraving type: Wood - Hand coloured

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