Pl. 15 Untitled dove

George Edwards

Published by Published in London and printed by the College of Physicians in Warwick-Lane, 1747
Condition: Good No Binding
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A wonderfully detailed hand-colored ornithological engraving by George Edwards from his publication "A Natural History of Birds", which was published in London and printed by the College of Physicians in Warwick-Lane in 1747. Overall this print measures 9.5"x12". Overall this print is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing and tears along paper margins. It is our intention at Arader Gallery to always have the lowest price on this material. The English naturalist and ornithologist George Edwards (1694-1773), is remembered as the "Father of British Ornithology" for his dedication in the study and depiction of birds. Edwards was born in Essex, England and as a young man traveled throughout Northern Europe, collecting samples, studying natural history and making colored drawings of animals and birds. In 1743 he published the first volume of his Natural History of Uncommon Birds. His marvelous publication was a renowned reference text in mid-18th century British naturalist circles. He continued publishing subsequent volumes until 1764. His works contain engravings and descriptions from more than 600 natural history subjects which had not previously been recorded. Edwards was a good friend of Mark Catesby, who created the first American ornithology and of Sir Hans Sloane, the founder of the British Museum. Edwards produced his impressive volumes almost single-handed: making the drawings upon which the prints are based, writing the text, etching the plates and hand-coloring the pieces. Edwards was elected a Fellow and honored with the Gold Medal of the Royal Society and in 1733 he was appointed as Librarian at the Royal College of Physicians. Edwards bird prints are carefully colored and detailed with a naturalistic quality showing his great dedication to accuracy as well as desire to produce a beautiful image. Bookseller Inventory # GN622d

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Title: Pl. 15 Untitled dove

Publisher: Published in London and printed by the College of Physicians in Warwick-Lane

Publication Date: 1747

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Good

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