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Walter Lawry BULLER'S A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 2nd edition, was published in 13 parts between July 1887 and December 1888. It was published in London: Taylor & Francis for the author, printed by Judd & Co., [1887-] 1888. 2 volumes, imperial quarto, (14 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches). The first 12 comprised text and 4 plates, the final part text only. Although 1,000 sets of the 1888 edition were produced, a total of 251 copies were lost in the wrecks of the Matai and the Assaye in 1890.

The plates of the second edition show the artist, John Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912) at his best and are superb examples of chromolithography. "The book itself is on a larger scale [than the first edition], being Imperial instead of Royal quarto, and the plates, instead of being handcoloured lithographs, have been produced by the more costly but more exact and satisfactory process of printing in colours ..." (Preface).

John Keulemans was a Dutch painter and illustrator who became famous as an artist and illustrator in England in the late 19th Century. He did the illustrations for both the first and second editions of Sir Walter Lawry Buller's (1838-1906),
A History of the Birds of New Zealand.

The demand for the first edition of Buller's Bird of New Zealand was such that Buller persuaded Keulemans to undertake a second edition which included details of many more species than the first and gives names, synonymies, detailed descriptions and elaborate accounts of the habits and distribution of the birds. Keulemans completely re-drew the plates for the original subjects as well as undertaking the additional plates of the newly discovered species.

Yellow-Head, White-Head, New Zealand Creeper

$405.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Yellow-Head, The White-Head,
New Zealand Creeper,

Clitonyx Ochrocephala, Clitonyx Albicapilla, Certhiparus Novae Zealandiae

Price: US$405.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent.
Text: text is included.

Kea Parrot

$400.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Kea Parrot,
Nestor notabilis

Price: US$400.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (One-half natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Pied shag, Emperor shag

$185.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Pied shag, Emperor shag,
Phalacrocorax varius, Phalacrocorax imperialis

Price: US$185.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Spotted shag, Chatham-island shag

$185.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Spotted shag, Chatham-island shag,
Phalacrocorax punctatus, Phalaroorax featherstoni

Price: US$185.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Yellow-crowned penguin, Black penguin

$220.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Yellow-crowned penguin, Black penguin,
Eudyptes antipodum, Eudyptes atratus

Price: US$220.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (One-third natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with a 4cm tear in the left bottom margin, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Swamp rail, Land rail

$200.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Swamp rail, Land rail,   Ortygometra tabuensis, Rallus philippensis

Price: US$200.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Three-fourths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

White-fronted tern, Black-fronted tern

$225.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

White-fronted tern, Black-fronted tern,
Sterna frontalis, Sterna antarctica

Price: US$225.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (One-half natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Black-billed gull, Red-billed gull

$225.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Black-billed gull, Red-billed gull,
Larus bulleri, Larus scopulinus

Price: US$225.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with foxing in the left border near the edge and a smudge on outside right edge. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Grey Kiwi

$440.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Grey Kiwi,   Apteryx oweni

Price: US$440.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with foxing in the bottom border near the edge and some age toning on outside left edge. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

New Zealand Dottrel, Banded Dottrel

$160.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

New Zealand Dottrel, Banded Dottrel,
Charadrius obscurus, Charadrius bicinctus

Price: US$160.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (Seven-eighths Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: good, with foxing in the upper right and lower left of the image and in the borders. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Sheldrake or Paradise Duck

$270.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Sheldrake or Paradise Duck,   Casarca variegata

Price: US$270.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (One-Half Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: Excellent. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

North-Island thrush, South-Island thrush

$220.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

EXTINCT


North-Island thrush, South-Island thrush,
Turnagra hectori, Turnagra crassirostris

Price: US$220.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (7/8 Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, a lovely print of one of New Zealand's extinct birds.
Text: text is included.

The Stitch bird (Male and Female)

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Stitch bird (Male and Female),   Pogonornis Cincta

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with foxing in the bottom border near the edge and some age toning on outside left edge. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

New Zealand Quail

$270.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

EXTINCT


New Zealand Quail,   Coturnix Novae Zealandiae

Price: US$270.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with extensive foxing in the margins only. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Chatham-Island Snipe & The Eastern Godwit

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Chatham-Island Snipe & The Eastern Godwit,
Gallinago pusilla & Limosa Novae Zealandiae

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Three-Fifths Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with some foxing, mainly in left border. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

New Zealand Bittern

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

New Zealand Bittern,   Botaurus poeciloptilus

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (One-Third Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with small smudge in the top right image, some foxing in the left, right and bottom border, and a mark just above and to the right of the title. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Blue Heron, White Heron

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Blue Heron, White Heron,   Ardea Sacra, Ardea Egretta

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (One-Third Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with two small foxing marks in the top right of image and smudge on outer right margin. Please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Swamp Hen

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Swamp Hen,   Porphyrio Melanonotus

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-Fifths Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: text is included.

Sand Plover & Wry-billed Plover

$220.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Sand Plover & Wry-billed Plover,
Thinornis novae zealandiae & Anarhynchus frontalis

Price: US$220.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with left margin 3/16 inches wide, please see larger photograph.
Text: text is included.

Laughing Petrel & Buller's Petrel

$170.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Laughing Petrel & Buller's Petrel,
Oestrelata affinis & Puffinis bulleri

Price: US$170.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed. published in London, 1888. (Two-fifths natural size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent.
Text: text is included.

Red-necked Avocet, Pied Stilt, Black Stilt

$190.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Red-necked Avocet, Pied Stilt, Black Stilt,
Recurvirostra novae hollandiae, Himantopus leucocephalus,
Himantopus novae zealanddiae

Price: US$190.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: Excellent.
Text: text is included.

Shoveller or Spoonbill Duck

$275.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Shoveller or Spoonbill Duck,   Rhyncaspis variegata

Price: US$275.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: Excellent.
Text: text is included.

North Island Woodhen, Black Woodhen

$225.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

North Island Woodhen, Black Woodhen,
Ocydromus greyi, Ocydromus fuscus

Price: US$225.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (One-half Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger photograph.
Text: text is included.

South-Island Woodhen, Buff Woodhen

$225.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

South-Island Woodhen, Buff Woodhen,
Ocydromus australis, Ocydromus brachypterus

Price: US$225.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original chromolithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (One-half Natural Size)

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: excellent, please see larger photograph.
Text: text is included.

Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Moa) front

$40.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Moa), front view

Price: US$40.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original lithographic plate from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (3/4 Natural Size)

Artist:  E.Wilson after P.J. Smit

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with some foxing in margins, please see larger image.
Text: no text.

Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Moa) back

$40.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Moa), back view

Price: US$40.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original lithographic plate from A History of the Birds of New Zealand 2nd ed., published in London, 1888. (3/4 Natural Size)

Artist:  E.Wilson after P.J. Smit

Paper size: Imperial quarto 14 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.5cm x 27cm).
Condition: very good, with foxing in margins, please see larger image.
Text: no text.