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The History of British Birds by Morris Gallery

Photographic prints taken from the original hand-coloured engravings in The History of British Birds by Morris published in 1853-1891

 

Morris was a popular writer on general natural history and in particular, birds.  Printed and bound in the small North Country village of Driffield, the original book took over seven years to complete from June 1850 and 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. Morris became an early advocate for conservation and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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Natural history, Birds, Rock dove (Columba livia) Featured The History of British Birds by Morris Image

Natural history, Birds, Rock dove (Columba livia)

Vintage engraving of a Rock dove, rock pigeon or common pigeon (Columba livia) a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the pigeon. from Francis Orpen Morris, A History of British Birds

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Coot water migratory bird Featured The History of British Birds by Morris Image

Coot water migratory bird

Coots are small water birds that are members of the Rallidae (rail) family. They constitute the genus Fulica. Coots have predominantly black plumage, often swimming in open water. They are close relatives of the moorhen. A photograph of an original hand-colored engraving from The History of British Birds by Morris published in 1853

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Birds - Eurasian rock pipit - Anthus petrosus Featured The History of British Birds by Morris Image

Birds - Eurasian rock pipit - Anthus petrosus

Vintage colour engraving of a Eurasian rock pipit, Anthus petrosus, is a small species of passerine bird which breeds on rocky coasts of western Europe. History of British Birds, F O Morris, 1853

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