British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

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Prideaux John Selby’s large-scale engravings were the first work of British ornithology to depict many birds in the size of life. Comprising two volumes with a total of 222 engravings, Illustrations of British Ornithology was published in Edinburgh in 19 parts from 1821 to 1834. Created during the same period that John James Audubon was publishing The Birds of America, both Audubon and Selby employed the Scottish engraver W. H. Lizars. A highly skilled engraver himself, Prideaux John Selby employed W. H. Lizars’ services only for printing and coloring his own exquisite copper plates. Copies vary depending on the folio. Many of the engravings were colored by Daniel McNee. In some folios, all 222 engravings were hand-colored, in others only 218 of the engravings were.

Twenty-six of the plates were drawn by Prideaux John Selby’s brother-in-law, Admiral Mitford, and the rest were executed by Selby, who obtained most of the specimens for the drawings himself. Prideaux John Selby engravings are printed on elephant folio size Whatman paper that is watermarked with the date the paper was made. John James Audubon also used Whatman paper for the Havell edition of The Birds of America.

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol. 1, Pl. A, Egyptian Neophron

Original price was: $1,200.00.Current price is: $480.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. B, Red Legged Hobby

Original price was: $800.00.Current price is: $320.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 3, Cinereous or Sea Eagle, Female

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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Selby Vol 1, Pl. 3A, Cinereous Eagle, Young

Original price was: $1,500.00.Current price is: $600.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 8, Honey Buzzard

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 9, Marsh Harrier

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 11, Ash Coloured Harrier, Male

Original price was: $850.00.Current price is: $340.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 12, Goshawk, Adult

Original price was: $1,400.00.Current price is: $560.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 13, Sparrow Hawk, Female

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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Selby Vol 1, Pl. 16, Hobby

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 22, Scops Eared Owl

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 29, Hooded Crow

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Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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Selby Vol 1, Pl. 30, Rook

Original price was: $800.00.Current price is: $320.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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Selby Vol 1, Pl. 31, Jack Daw, Magpie

Original price was: $1,500.00.Current price is: $600.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 33, Nutcracker

Original price was: $700.00.Current price is: $280.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

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British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 33A, Red Legged Chough

Original price was: $500.00.Current price is: $200.00.

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814