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Prints may also be seen at
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Post Office Box 146
Greytown, 5742
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Telephone 0064 6 304 8080
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Aves (birds) index


water colours by  William Lewin
 
Lewin, Curlew

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Curlew:  Price: US$560.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 143 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 gannetts painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: Very good, please see photographs for foxing and marks in margins.

 
Blackbird

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Blackbird:

Print 61 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Grey godwits painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: Excellent.

 
Lewin, Gannet

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Gannet:  Price: US$710.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 265 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 gannetts painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: accompanied by text.
Condition: very good with some foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age.

 
Grey godwit

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Grey godwit:   Price: US$665.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 161 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Grey godwits painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with some foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age.

 
Red godwit

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Red godwit:  Price: US$1110.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 160 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Red godwits painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with some foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age. There is some running of colour on the left image border. (Please see larger photos).

 
Gold finch

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Gold finch:

Print 81 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Gold finches painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 5/8 by 11 5/8 inches (24.5 x 29.6cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with minor foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age. There is a smuge above the tail. (Please see larger photos).

 
Hedge warbler

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Hedge warbler:  Price: US$520.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 102 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Hedge warblers painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 by 13 inches (25.5 x 33.5cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 21.8cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with minor foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age. (Please see larger photos).

 
Greater Redpole

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Greater Redpole:

Print 81 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Redpoles painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 21.8cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: excellent.

 
Rook

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Rook:  Price: US$520.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 35 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Rooks painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 11 by 13 1/2 inches (28 x 34.5cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 21.8cm) approximately.
Text: text included.
Condition: very good with some foxing. (Please see larger photos).

 
Thrush

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Thrush:

Print 35 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Thrushes painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 5/8 by 13 1/4 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: excellent with some dark marks in the lower right margin, looks like a drop of water colour paint. (Please see larger photos).

 
Turnstone

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Turnstone:  Price: US$675.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 179 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Turnstones painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 11 by 13 1/4 inches (28 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good almost no foxing. There is a light mark on the image near the right border. (Please see larger photos).

 
Yellowbunting

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Yellowbunting:  Price: US$470.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 73 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Yellowbuntings painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 5/8 by 13 1/4 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: good with some light foxing mainly in the margins. There is a light fox mark and a white spot on the image toward the right border. White spots also appear on the left side of the image. (Please see larger photos).

 
Greenfinch

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Greenfinch:

Print 73 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Greenfinches painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches (24.5 x 29.8cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good with some foxing mainly in the margins. (Please see larger photos).

 
Passermine

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Passermine (Sparrow) :

Print 77 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Greenfinches painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 9 by 11 1/2 inches (23 x 29.7cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good however there are smuges in both the image and in the top margin. There is also a small white mark in the top left of the image. (Please see larger photos for details).

 
Lewin Pied Oystercatcher

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Pied Oystercatcher :  Price: US$525.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 188 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Greenfinches painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 3/8 by 13 3/8 inches (26.7 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good with some foxing and two possible paint drops, one in the image and one in the bottom margin. (Please see larger photos).