Joseph Wolf Owl, Falcon & Eagle Prints from Birds Britain 1873

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JGB494 NFS
Milvus Regalis - Kite or Glead by WOLF
JGB524
$1150
Sale Price: $525
Falco Islandus Iceland Falcon by WOLF
JGB503
 $1250
Sale Price: $625
Otus Vulgaris Long-eared Owl by WOLF
JGB501
Reg. Price: $1350
Sale Price: $695
Buteo Vulgaris Common Buzzard by WOLF
JGB507
$895
Sale Price: $425
Aquila Naevia Spotted Eagle by WOLF
JGB512
$950
Sale Price: $455
Pernis Apivorus Honey Buzzard
JGB513
$895
Sale Price: $425
Haliaetus Albicilla Sea Eagle by WOLF
JGB510
 $1150
Sale Price: $525
Accipiter Nisis - Sparrow Hawk by WOLF
JGB517
$950
Sale Price: $455
Tinnunculus Alaudarius - Kestrel by WOLF
JGB518
$875
Sale Price: $395
Surnia Funerea - Hawk Owl
JGB519
$895
Sale Price: $425
Athene Noctua - Little Owl by WOLF
JGB520
$595
Sale Price: $27
5
Scops Zorca - Scops Eared Owl
JGB521
$495
Sale Price: $
245
Nyctale Tengmalmi - Tengmalm's Owl
JGB522
$495
Sale Price: $
245
Falco Candicans - Greenland Falcon, dark race young, no text by WOLF
JGB527
$895
Sale Price: $425
Neophron Percnopterus - Egyptian Vulture by WOLF
JGB533
$375
Sale Price: $1
75
 
Circus Aeruginosus - Marsh Harrier 
JGB528
$795
Sale Price: $
345
Circus Aeruginosus - Marsh Harrier young, no text
JGB529
$595
Sale Price: $
275
Circus Cineraceus Ash Coloured Harier
JGB530
$595
Sale Price: $
275
Circus Cyaneus - Hen Harrier
JGB531
$595
Sale Price: $
275
Brachyotus Palustris - Short-eared Owl
JGB532
$695
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Joseph Wolf Owl, Falcon & Eagle Prints from Birds Britain 1873

With tremendous pleasure we offer these superb ORIGINAL hand-colored lithographs from the original first edition of Birds of Great Britain, published in 1862-1873 and now exceedingly rare. In the world of great ornithological works, this one stands very tall indeed and it is arguably Gould’s masterpiece - the culmination of a life spent in the world of nature and of many years experience in bird art and 19th century publishing. Fine Bird Books accords it 3 stars, which is a ringing endorsement. The original hand coloring is absolutely superb, skillful beyond belief, intense and vibrant, and the pinnacle of such art. In short, it is as good as it can ever be, and a delight to the print collector. John Gould was a self-taught English naturalist, a gifted artist and a talented taxidermist. A man of vision with a talent for organization and administration, he founded an empire for ornithological illustration, publishing more than forty large folio volumes. These works contained over 3,000 plates, all superbly drawn and meticulously hand colored. The first work appeared in 1831 and the last in 1888, seven years after Gould's death.


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