Morris Birds 1.

Original Francis Orpen MORRIS Published in London. Benjamin Fawcett,asked Morris to write the text when Morris became Vicar of Nafferton.Morris had a reputation as a popular writer on natural history in general and birds in particular. His first book had appeared as early as 1834, A guide to an arrangement of British birds. However, his association with Benjamin Fawcett was to have remarkable results, particularly for the study of ornithology. A History of British Birds was entirely printed and bound in the small North Country village of Driffield, Fawcett's residence and shop, and shipped in tea chests to London. It was a resounding success. Work on A History of British Birds probably began in 1848. Publication, which took over seven years to complete from June 1850, was undertaken in monthly parts costing one shilling. Each part contained 24 pages of letterpress and 4 hand-coloured plates. The final six volume work contained 358 coloured plates. One thousand copies of the first part were initially produced, but such was the demand that Fawcett quickly had to move into larger premises. Alexander Francis Lydon was one of Fawcett's principal engravers, contributing much in technique and design. A team of women colorists under very strict scrutiny first from Fawcett then his wife (a former colourist herself) hand colored each plate. Morris became an early advocate for conservation and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. All were published with Original Hand Colouring, applied at the time. published by George Bell & Sons, London, The artist is Benjamin Fawcett; the engraver Alexander Francis Lydon..£12 each unless marked less 1ST EDITION: 1851-7 . Hand coloured plates. These had a shaded background. 2nd EDITION: is unmounted plain white background . Image size 185mm x 140mm 7.25 inches x 5.5 inches Page size Size: 9.75 x 6.75 inches The Birds are now all in (almost) Alphabetical order  . . . apologies for shop name superimposed on the images . just fed up with ebay fraudsters using my pics



ALPINE ACCENTOR...... . .
 Habitat: Europe. Asia. Japan. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett   £12 unmounted



AMERICAN BITTERN...
... . . Habitat: Europe.USA.Asia. Southern Africa. India. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


LITTLE BITTERN...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Africa.Asia. In such places as Black Sea. Persia. Syria. Arabia. Noth and South Africa. Madeira. . from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


BLACKBIRD...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Asia.Africa. In such places as Azores. Syria. Vol 3 . .3 copies from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


BLACK HEADED BUNTING...... . .
Habitat: Europe.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



BUNTING...... . .
Habitat: Europe.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



LAPLAND BUNTING...... . .
Habitat: Europe.Asia. Especially in Faroe Islands. Greenland. Iceland. Also Arctic regions of North America.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved byAlexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



SNOW BUNTING...... . .
Habitat: Europe.USA.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



BUZZARD.. . .
Habitat: Europe.USA.N.Africa from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



CAPERCAILLIE...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Esp.Scotland.Asia. :- as Game Birds from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted . .2 copies



CHIFF CHAFF...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Asia Minor. Vol 4 . .2 copies from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted
CHOUGH...... . .
Habitat: Europe. Asia. Africa. Crete. Egypt. Persia. Siberia. Etc. A member of the Crow or Jackdaw family. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


COURSER...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Africa from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


SPOTTED CRAKE...... . . 
Habitat: Europe.Africa.Asia. Russia. Sweden. Holland. Italy. France. Greece. Turkey. Persia. India. . .2 copiesfrom A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


LITTLE CRAKE...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Asia.Japan.. . .3 copiesfrom A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted
 


CREEPER...... . .
Habitat: Europe. USA.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



TWO BARRED CROSSBILL...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Asia from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted

 

CUCKOO Yellow billed.(American Cuckoo) .... . .
Habitat: USA. Europe. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted

DABCHICK...... .
. Habitat: Europe.Africa.Asia.Especially Italy. Holland. Germany.South Africa.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £5 unmounted mucky



DIPPER...... . .
Habitat: Europe.Asia.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted



DOTTEREL...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.N.Africa.Persia. .  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted

RINGED DOTTEREL...... . .
Habitat: Europe.Asia.USA. Africa including South Africa. Malta. Japan. Viginia. Carolina. Jamaica. Hawaii. Brazil. Etc. .

 

from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


STOCK DOVE...... . .
Habitat: Europe.North Africa. Madeira.. Africa. Egypt. Mediterranean.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


TURTLE DOVE...... . .
Habitat: Europe.Asia.East Indies. As far afield at the Pacific.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted
 


White Headed Duck

from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £12 unmounted


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