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Eleazar ALBIN

Hand-coloured engravings from The Natural History of Birds, 1735-50. Page size: approximately 9 1/8 by 11 1/4 inches (23.3 x 28.8cm).

Link to available  ALBIN  prints.

Albin Blackbird Albin, Song thrush Albin, The Water Curlew Albin, Godwit Albin, House Sparrow Albin, Dunnock Albin, Nighangale Albin, Little Owl Albin, hen pheasant Albin, The Goosander Albin, The Vulture Albin, Oyster catcher Albin, Frigate Bird Albin, Gannet Albin, Turkey Albin, The Bittern Albin, The Stock-Dove or Wood-Pidgeon Albin, The Bald or Vulturine Eagle

Journal of the Avicultural Society

Chromolithographs from Journal of the Avicultural Society, 1897. Paper Size: 8 2/8 x 5 2/8inches (21x13.3cm) appoximately.

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Ornamented Lorikeet, Trichoglossus ornatus Sacred Kingfisher


Hand-colored lithographs from The Birds of Australia, 1887-1891. Page size: 14 3/16 inches by 10 1/2 inches approximately (36.3cm x 26.7cm approx.).

Link to available  BROINOWSKI  prints.

Takahe Fantail Cuckoo Ka-Ka Parrot White-eyes Spotted Cormorant White-eyes Magpies White-fronted Heron, Pacific Heron Swamp hen Plumed Egret & Australian Egret Shieldrake Gallinule, Coot Australian Curlew Culminated Albatross

Walter Lawry BULLER (editor)

Hand coloured lithograph from Buller’s Birds of New Zealand, (1st edition), 1873 Page size: approximately 9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches, (24 x 31.5cm)

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1st edition  BULLER  prints.

Pitt Island Shag Tieke, Saddleback Kokako Long-tailed cuckoo Bush and Rock wren Little Spotted Kiwi Weka

Walter Lawry BULLER (editor)

Chromolithographs from Buller’s Birds of New Zealand, (2nd edition), 1888 Page size: Imperial quarto, approximately 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches (37 x 27.5cm)

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2nd edition  BULLER  prints.

Quail Hawk (New Zealand Falcon) NZ Scaup and Blue Duck North and South Island Robins and North and South Island Tomtits Rifleman, rock wren, bush wren New Zealand Harrier, Circus Gouldi (Circus approximans) Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Moa) Fern-bird and NZ Pipit NZ Bittern Black-billed gull and Red-billed Gull Sheldrake or Paradise Duck North Island Woodhen (Weka) and Black Woodhen (Weka) South Island Woodhen (Weka) and Buff Woodhen (Weka) Chatham Island and Spotted Shags Rifleman, Rock Wren, Bush Wren Buller's 2nd ed., Saddleback Buller's 2nd ed., Morepork Buller's 2nd ed., Kakariki Buller's 2nd ed., Huia Long tailed Cuckoo (Adult & Young) Grey Warbler New Zealand Kingfisher Shining Cuckoo, Chrysococyx lucidus Yellow Head, White Head, New Zealand Creeper Brown Duck & Auckland Island Merganser North Island Kiwi Kokako Fantail Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (front) Leg of Dinornis elephantopus (Back) Kea Parrot White-fronted tern, Black-fronted tern Red-necked Avocet, Pied Stilt, Black Stilt The Silver-Eye, The Bell-Bird New-Zealand Pigeon

Benjamin FAWCETT

Chromoxylograph ( color wood engraving ) by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A. F. Lydon, from W. T. Greene's Parrots in Captivity, published in London in 1884. Page size: 6 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (16.5 x 25 cm) approximately.

Xylographic (woodcut) prints with additional hand colouring from the Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, by the Reverend Frances Orpen Morris, 1st edition, 1853. Paper Size: 5 3/4 x 9 7/16 inches (14.7 x 24.2 cm) approximately.
Benjamin Fawcett engraver.

Chromoxylograph ( color wood engraving ) by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A. F. Lydon, from Charles Robert Brees' A History of The Birds of Europe, Not Observed In The British Isles, published in London, by Groombridge And Sons, Paternoster Row, 1866. A Lydon and Fawcett colaboration. Page size: 6 1/8 x 9 13/16 inches (15.8 x 25.1 cm) approximately.

Link to available  FAWCETT  prints.

Kea Golden-crowned parakeet (Kakariki) Fawcett, red-crowned parakeet Pennant's parakeet (Crimson Rosella)
Goldfinch nest and egg Chaffinch nest and egg
Yellow-nosed Albatross Purple waterhen

Frederick du Cane GODMAN

Hand-colored lithograph by John Gerard Keulemans from Fredrick du Cane Godman'sMonograph of the Petrels (Tubinares), 1907-10. Page size: 12 3/8 inches by 9 3/8 inches approximately (31.5 x 24.5cm approx.).

Link to available  GODMAN  prints.

White-faced storm petrel Chatham petrel Buller’s Shearwater Fluttering shearwater

John GOULD       

Hand colored lithographs from John Gould’s Birds of Australia, (1840–48). Page size: 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches approximately (Imperial Folio).

Link to available Birds of Australia
GOULD  prints.

NZ Stilts Australian golden plover White-headed Petrel Royal Spoonbill John Gould, Spotted Cormorant Western gerygone Western gerygone Cape Petrel Whekau, extinct laughing owl Bar-rumped godwit

John GOULD       

Hand colored lithographs from John Gould’s Birds of Europe, (1832–37). Page size: 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches approximately (Imperial Folio).

Link to available Birds of Europe
GOULD  prints.


John GOULD       

Hand colored lithographs from John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain, (1862–73). Page size: 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches approximately (Imperial Folio).

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GOULD  prints.

Bar-tailed godwit

George Robert GRAY

Hand coloured lithographs from Zoology of the Voyage of HMZ Erebus & Terror, Birds of New Zealand Gray, G.R. and Sharpe, R. Bowdler, 1846-1875. Blue duck and Magpie from Genera of Birds, 1849.Page size: 30cm X 24 cm (12 inches X 9.5 inches) approximately.

Link to available  GRAY  prints.

Gentoo penguin Blue duck Variable oystercatcher Gray, Emperor penguin Gray, King penguin Gray, Australian Magpie


Hand coloured lithographs published in the Journal IBIS
Paper Size: 8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches (22.5 x 14.2 cm) appoximately.

Link to available  IBIS  prints.

Stephens Island wren Bush wrens Crested Berrypicker Philippine or White-cheeked bullfinch Yellow Tit Johnston's Dove Yellow-shouldered Amazon Rajah Scops Owl Rajah Scops Owl Hainan Hill Partridge Hainan Hill Partridge Wrenthrush Campbell's tree partridge Black Oriole Luzon Striped Babbler, Sulphur Billed Nuthatch Eggs of the Palaearctic shrikes, 1905 Gough Island sparrow Cochabamba mountain finch


Hand-colored lithograph by John Gerard Keulemans from various publications including The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or the Plovers, Sanpipers, Snipes, and their Allies 1887-88, Ornithological Miscellany 1875-78 and others. Approximate Paper sizes: 8 13/16 x by 5 1/8 inches (22.5cm x 13cm); & 13 x 9 1/2 inches (33 x 24 cm).

Link to available  KEULEMANS  prints.

New Zealand Dotterel Chatham Island Taiko, Oestalata magentae Keulemans Little spotted kiwi, juv Keulemans Brown kiwi, juv Keulemans Lord Howe Island Parakeet Keulemans Kaka, Nestor meridionalis Keulemans Kakariki

John LATHAM          

Hand coloured engravings from A General Synopsis of Birds published in London, 1795 and The General History of Birds (1821-28). Page size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (18.5 x 24cm)

Link to available  LATHAM  prints.

New Zealand (shore) Plover Giant Petrel Plate C Otaheite Swallow Latham, Pied Oistercatcher, Plate LXXXIV Latham, Sacred Kings-fisher Latham, Great-headed titmouse (Tomtit) Shining Cuckoo Little (Blue) Penguin) Little (Blue) Penguin Shining Cuckoo Yellow-nosed albatross Spotted Pelican Latham Sacred Kings-fisher

Edward LEAR

Hand coloured steel engravings from Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Volume VI, Ornithology, Parrots, 1840. Page size: 6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches (17 x 10.5 cm, approximately).

John Gould’s Birds of Australia (1840–1848). Hand coloured lithograph. Page size: 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches approximately (Imperial Folio).

Link to available  LEAR  prints.

Lear, Suphur-crested cockatoo Lear, Nestor Hypopolius John Gould, Spotted Cormorant

René Primevère LESSON

Hand-coloured lithograph. From Complements de Buffon, 2nd edition, volume 2:  Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, publisher Pourrat Frères, Paris, 1838. Artist: Schaw, Page size: 9 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches (25 x 16.5 cm, approximately).

Link to available  LESSON  prints.

William LEWIN      

Water colours

from William Lewin's Birds of Great Britain, 1st edition published in 1789. It contained 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs), each of which he painted 60 copies, together nearly twenty thousand individual pictures. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. 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.

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LEWIN  water colours.

Lewin Blackbird Lewin Gannet Lewin Goldfinch Lewin Greater Redpole Lewin Thrush Lewin Yellowbunting Lewin Greenfinch Lewin Passermine (Sparrow) Lewin Rook

William LEWIN      

from William Lewin's Birds of Great Britain, 2nd edition 1794-1801. Hand coloured engraved plate. Printed on thick stock, hand-made, "Whatman" watermarked woven paper. Page measurement: 9 15/16 by 13 7/8 inches (35.5 x 25.3cm) with the plate marks at 5 3/8 by 6 3/4 inches (17.6 x 13.8cm) approximately.

Link to available (engravings)
LEWIN  prints.

Skylark Red Phalerope Goldfinch Mallard Mallard

Frances Orpen MORRIS

Benjamin Fawcett was the engraver and publisher and the artwork was done by A. F. & C. Lydon. From A History of British Birds, by the Rev. Frances Orpen Morris, 1st edition, (first edition was published in stages from 1851-57). Each engraving is a Xylographic (woodcut) print with additional hand colouring. Page size: 6 x 10 inches (15.5 x 25.5 cm) approximately.

Link to available  MORRIS  prints.

House sparrow Mute swan Bewick swan Greenfinch Bar-tailed Godwit Rook Skylark

George SHAW & Frederick NODDER

Original hand coloured engravings from Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany by Shaw & Nodder, 1790-1813 and General Zoology and Systematic Natural History by George Shaw, London, 1806. Page size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.

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SHAW & NODDER  prints.

Poe Bee Eater (Tui) Red-tailed Tropic-bird

The Transactions & The Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London

Lithographs and hand coloured lithographs. Date range 1880 to 89. Page size: (TZS) - 9 1/2 x 12 inches; (PZS) - 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 approximately.

Link to available  TPZ / PZS  prints.

Little Bush Moa Little Bush Moa Fantail Aves, eggs Crested Guinea Fowl Kermedec Petrel Chatham Island pigeon