Natural History Parrots C.1743

MT0236 | Overall Size 8 x 11"

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A selection of four bird prints from the increasingly rare & treasured A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-1751) and Gleaning of Natural History (1758-1764) by George Edwards. Initially published as two separate works, they are now considered as one, with 362 plates in all, with 318 of birds & the balance of various mammals, fish & insects. It was heralded as the most important of all Bird Books, both from an artistic and an ornithological perspective, and time has certainly not dimmed either its luster or appeal. George Edwards was an English draughtsman and a skilled observer of birds and one of the most prominent ornithologists of his day. These fine art reproductuions of antiques from the Trowbridge archieves were published in 1987.

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