PO Box 266 Richmond TW93QR , England Call Seller 44.208.948.1939

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George Edwards: c18th engravings of birds in decalcomania frames

$ 18,000
  • Description
    Code: 10350

    $18,000.00 set of 12
    Approx £15397.78
    George Edwards: "A History of Uncommon Birds", 1749-1761.

    A prominent English naturalist and ornithologist, George Edwards (1694 -1773) is best known for his work, "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds", which he published between 1743 and 1761 whilst Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians in London. It contains coloured engravings and descriptions of more than six hundred species "not before described or delineated" and introduced an English audience to many exotic birds from Europe, Asia and North and South America. Beautifully coloured, many by his own hand, Edwards' engravings have great charm and an enduring appeal.

    Presented in parcel-gilt, hand-made decalcomania frames.

    Framed size: 398 x 348mm (15 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Dealer Reference #: 10350
    Incollect Reference #: 581366
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.75 in; H. 15.75 in;
    W. 34.93 cm; H. 40.01 cm;
Message from Seller:

John Dinan and Graziella Chighine began working together in 1988 and have over the years established a reputation for high-quality decorative and collector pieces which have been acquired by clients from all over the world. Based in London, we work closely with leading interior designers in the UK and USA and are constantly sourcing rare, beautiful and unusual works of art from the seventeenth century to the present day.

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