Morris Birds 2.

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



ROCK DOVE...... . . Habitat: Europe.North Africa.Asia. Japan. Persia. Madeira. Greek Islands. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

LONG TAILED DUCK..Overall .Europe.USA. Asia. In such as Labrador. Newfoundland. As fa south as Carolina in winter. Germany. Italy. Scandinavia. Holland.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted


WILD DUCK (Mallard)...... . . Habitat: Europe. In such as Norway. Sweden. Asia. Japan. USA. Canada. 'Abundant in Florida'.. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

DUNLIN (Sea Snipe).... . . Habitat: Europe.USA. Especially Florida. Carolina. Mexico. Cayenne. West Indies. Arctic. Canada. Iceland. Greenland. Norway. Asia - Indian Ocean Islands. Japan. North and South Africa.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

DUNNOCK...... . . Habitat: Europe.Asia..  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

SPOTTED EAGLE.... . . Habitat: Europe.Africa.Asia.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

ERNE (Sea Eagle)... . . Habitat: many parts.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £8 unmounted LOSS TO EDGE OF PAGE

MOUNTAIN FINCH...... . . Habitat: Europe.Asia.Japan. Sorry poor pic from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted



Serin Finch

from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted


PIED FLYCATCHER...... . . Habitat: Europe. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

GARGANEY...... . . Habitat: Europe.Asia. In such as Holland. Germany. Italy. Asia: India. Persia. Arabia. China. Africa: Tunisia.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

GOLDCREST...... . . Habitat: Europe.Asia.Persia.Japan. . [Golden Crested Wren}  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

GOLDEN EYE...... . . Habitat: Europe.USA. Asia. In such as Icealnd. Faroe Islands. Germany. Holland. Prussia. Saxony. Silesia. Italy. Persia. Tartary. Japan.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

BRENT GOOSE.Overall. . Habitat: Europe.USA. Canada. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

CANADA GOOSE.Overall Habitat: Europe.USA. Canada. From Labrador to Carolina. Greenland. Spitzbegen.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

EGYPTIAN GOOSE.Overall Habitat: Europe.Africa.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

.RED BREASTED GOOSE.Overall.. . . Habitat: Europe. Asia. . .2 copies     from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

SPUR WINGED GOOSE..... . . Habitat: Europe. Also in Canada. . .2 copies  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £5 unmounted mucky


Hazel Grouse

from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £5 unmounted mucky

red grouse
Red GROUSE...... . . Habitat: Europe.Esp.Scotland. Yorkshire. :- as Game Birds from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

GLAUCOUS GULL...... . . Habitat: Europe.USA. In such places as Iceland. Balytic. Scandinavia. Russia. Germany. Belgium. France. Italy. Greenland. Canada. Polar Seas. Arctic. 'also in the United States'. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

IVORY GULL (Snow Bird).... . . Habitat: Europe.Canada. In such places as Dabis Straits. Baffin's Bay. Greenland. Labrador. Hudson's Bay. Behring Strait. Newfoundland. Spitzbergen. Holland. France.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

LAUGHING GULL...... . . Habitat: Europe.USA.Africa. In such places as Italy. Sicily. Russia. Spain. Greece. Mediterranean. Gibraltar. West Indies/Tobago. Texas. New Jersey. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

Mediterranean Black Headed gull   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted



Heron
from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted



SHORT TOED LARK...... . .
 Habitat: Europe.Africa. Asia. Especially in Sicily. France. Spain.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

SHORE LARK...... . . Habitat: Europe.USA.Asia. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted


JACKDAW...... . . Habitat: Europe. Aia. Africa. Mediterranean Islands. Iceland. Japan. Etc.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted


JACKDAW..2.... . . Habitat: Europe. Aia. Africa. Mediterranean Islands. Iceland. Japan. Etc.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

JAY...... . . Habitat: Europe. Asia. Africa. . Morris reported 'The Greeks eat is as food'.  from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

JER FALCON... . . Habitat: Iceland.Scotland.USA Etc.   from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £5 unmounted creased

KESTREL (Hawk)... . . Habitat: Europe.USA.Africa. from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £10 unmounted

Swallow Tailed KITE.... . . Habitat: the Americas.     from A History of British Birds by Rev Francis Orpen Morris, engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon, drawn by Benjamin Fawcett £5 unmounted mucky


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