Item #56572 Illustrations of British Birds. LOT OF 4 LARGE LITHOGRAPHS with original handcolor. PINE BULLFINCH / MISSEL THRUSH / HAWFINCH / COMMON CROSS-BILL.
Illustrations of British Birds. LOT OF 4 LARGE LITHOGRAPHS with original handcolor.
Illustrations of British Birds. LOT OF 4 LARGE LITHOGRAPHS with original handcolor.
Illustrations of British Birds. LOT OF 4 LARGE LITHOGRAPHS with original handcolor.

Illustrations of British Birds. LOT OF 4 LARGE LITHOGRAPHS with original handcolor.

Meyer, Henry Leonard (illus).
No Place of Publication. 1800s.
FOUR lithographic prints with handcolor, 14 x 10 inches. Light toning, scattered light foxing, a few faint marks, multiple 1/4 inch tears to lower edge of Missel Thrush print (well outside image area); overall good condition. These are the larger folio size; later editions were quarto. A striking group of bird lithographs from an edition of Henry Leonard Meyer's "Illustrations of British Birds."
Two editions of this large sheet edition were published (1835-41 and 1837-44); it has been suggested that those images showing the bird's egg are from the later edition. Here the Missel Thrush and Hawfinch are shown with an egg each; the others do not include an egg. Key information about each species is provided below the title.
Item #56572

Price: $145.00