HUGE LOT 100 DIFFERENT BRITISH BIRD PLATES MORRIS 1870 HANDCOLORED ANTIQUE PRINT

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  • Sold Date: Jan 03, 2012
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HUGE LOT of ONE-HUNDRED (100) DIFFERENT BIRD PLATES, ALL ORIGINAL ANTIQUES

BEAUTIFUL & DIVERSE SELECTION OF BIRDS ALL FROM

"British Birds" published by R. F. O. Morris, B.A. in circa 1870. These engravings are from the popular cabinet sized collection of birds. ALL VARIETY OF BIRDS REPRESENTED EXCEPT RAPTORS. ABOUT 75% of these prints have toned paper due to age, and 25% still beautiful crisp white paper. 96 out of 100 prints are free of foxing and soiling, four plates (see last 2 photos) suffer from foxing (two firecrest plates), a minor one inch tear (swallow) and soiling (lark). All of these plates are fabulous decorative antique bird plates! Each plate measures approximately 5" x 7" and all have their accompanying tissue guard.

Rev. Francis Orpen Morris (25 March 1810 near Cork - 10 February 1893), Irish ornithologist and entomologist , was notable as the author of many children's books and books on natural history and heritage buildings. He died on 10 February 1893 and was buried at Nunburnholme , East Riding of Yorkshire , England .

100 BIRD PRINTS - ALL ORIGINAL - ALL 140 years old, ALL ANTIQUE - ALL HANDCOLORED - ALL 5" x 7" - ALL FOR ONE LOW PRICE OF LESS THAN $3.00 per PRINT!!

FRAMING SUITABILITY~ Excellent.

SHIPPING & HANDLING COSTS~ FREE DOMESTIC USA SHIPPING
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