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Brendt Bernicle copper plate goose etching XLV by John Selby
Item# 8736    $475
Brendt Bernicle copper plate goose etching XLV by John Selby

Brendt Bernicle hand colored limited edition copper plate etching by Prideau John Selby 1841-1846. Etched to copper plate by the artist, and engraved and hand colored by W H Lizars of Edinburgh. Bernicle goose is the old name for Barnacle or Brendt goose. Prideaux John Selby (23 July 1788–27 March 1867) was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of a wealthy landowner. He studied at University College, Oxford. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford and they had three daughters. Selby is best known for his bird folio Illustrations of British Ornithology (1821–1834), the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. He also wrote Illustrations of Ornithology with William Jardine and A History of British Forest-trees (1842). Many of the illustrations in his works were drawn from specimens in his collection. In addition to the above works he contributed to Jardine's Naturalist's Library the volumes on the Pigeons (1835) and the Parrots (1836), the latter illustrated by Edward Lear. He was for some time one of the editors of the Magazine of Zoology and Botany. His collections were sold in 1885 and became dispersed. The South African birds collected by Andrew Smith went to the Zoology Museum of the University of Cambridge. See: Mullens; Swann. (1918). A Bibliography of British Ornithology. Raine, Revd. James (1852). The History and Antiquities of North Durham. page 338 Jackson, Christine E. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The print measures 22.25 x 16.25 inches and is in a beautiful first quality solid wood museum quality frame with gold insert that measures 33.75 x 29.25 inches. This piece hung in the board room of the Atlantic Golf Club. Excellent condition.

 
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Eider male duck hand colored copper etching Prideau John Selby
Item# 8734    $550
Eider male duck hand colored copper etching Prideau John Selby

Eider male duck hand colored copper etching Prideau John Selby 1841-1846. Etched to copper plate by the artist, and engraved and hand colored by W H Lizars of Edinburgh. Prideaux John Selby (23 July 1788 – 27 March 1867) was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of a wealthy landowner. He studied at University College, Oxford. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford and they had three daughters. Selby is best known for his bird folio Illustrations of British Ornithology (1821–1834), the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. He also wrote Illustrations of Ornithology with William Jardine and A History of British Forest-trees (1842). Many of the illustrations in his works were drawn from specimens in his collection. In addition to the above works he contributed to Jardine's Naturalist's Library the volumes on the Pigeons (1835) and the Parrots (1836), the latter illustrated by Edward Lear. He was for some time one of the editors of the Magazine of Zoology and Botany. His collections were sold in 1885 and became dispersed. The South African birds collected by Andrew Smith went to the Zoology Museum of the University of Cambridge. See: Mullens; Swann. (1918). A Bibliography of British Ornithology. Raine, Revd. James (1852). The History and Antiquities of North Durham. page 338 Jackson, Christine E. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The print measures 22.25 x 16.25 inches and is in a beautiful first quality solid wood museum quality frame with gold insert that measures 33.75 x 29.25 inches. This piece hung in the board room of the Atlantic Golf Club. Excellent condition.

 
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Prideaux John Selby engraving Common Gull in Winter Plumage
Item# 8652    $475
Prideaux John Selby engraving Common Gull in Winter Plumage

Common Gull in Winter Plumage hand colored print plate XCIIIC 1841-1846. Etched to copper plate by the artist, and engraved and hand colored by W H Lizars of Edinburgh. Prideaux John Selby (23 July 1788 – 27 March 1867) was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of a wealthy landowner. He studied at University College, Oxford. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford and they had three daughters. Selby is best known for his bird folio Illustrations of British Ornithology (1821–1834), the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. He also wrote Illustrations of Ornithology with William Jardine and A History of British Forest-trees (1842). Many of the illustrations in his works were drawn from specimens in his collection. In addition to the above works he contributed to Jardine's Naturalist's Library the volumes on the Pigeons (1835) and the Parrots (1836), the latter illustrated by Edward Lear. He was for some time one of the editors of the Magazine of Zoology and Botany. His collections were sold in 1885 and became dispersed. The South African birds collected by Andrew Smith went to the Zoology Museum of the University of Cambridge. See: Mullens; Swann. (1918). A Bibliography of British Ornithology. Raine, Revd. James (1852). The History and Antiquities of North Durham. page 338 Jackson, Christine E. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The print measures 22.25 x 16.25 inches and is in a beautiful first quality solid wood museum quality frame with gold insert that measures 33.75 x 29.25 inches. This piece hung in the board room of the Atlantic Golf Club. Excellent condition.

 
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Illustrated book Racing in America 1937 to 1959 Kelley
Item# 6313    $350
Illustrated book Racing in America 1937 to 1959 Kelley

Illustrated horse racing book titled Racing in America 1937 to 1959 Kelley. Antique vintage horse racing books,Horse Racing in America 1937 to 1959,this horse racing book was written by Robert F. Kelley and privately printed,"The Jockey Club New York" C1960. This book was printed at the North River Press New York. Limited to 1000 copies this one is signed #329. 264 pages of fine hand made paper. Excellent condition. Filled with wonderful engravings of fine horse that have won the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown. This book measures 13 inches by 10 inches. 1st edition

 
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