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British Birds

Published by Longmans, Green and Co
London, 1918

Written and Illustrated by
ARCHIBALD THORBURN (1860 - 1935)

Original Full Colour Letterpress prints on thick paper
Stunningly beautiful printing, especially for the early 20th century

These are original prints nearly 75 years old.

Sheet size: approx. 10 x 12¼ inches • original text accompanies print whenever available

Archibald Thorburn has been described as "the greatest ornithological artist ever, with a wonderful gift for placing his bird subjects in harmonious surroundings." At the age of 20, Thorburn's work was accepted for the Royal Academy Exhibition in London, and in 1887 his reputation was secured by a commission to illustrate Lord Lilford's Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles, for which he painted 268 watercolours.
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 1
Mistle Thrush, Black-throated Thrush, Song-Thrush, Fieldfare, Redwing
$40
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 2
Siberian Thrush, Ring-Ouzel, White's Thrush, Blackbird, Dusky Thrush, Rock Thrush
$40
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 3
Wheatear, Desert-Wheatear, Eastern Stonechat, Pied Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Black-throated & Black-eared Wheatears, Black Wheatear, Stonechat
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 4
Redstart, Black Redstart, White-spotted Bluethroat, Whinchat, Redbreast, Nightingale, Arctic Bluethroat
 
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 5
Whitethroat, Blackcap, Barred Warbler, Thrush Nightingale, Lesser Whitethroat, Orphean Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Garden Warbler
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 6
Subalpine Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Wood Wren, Willow Wren, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pallas's Willow Warbler, Greenish Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff
 
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 8
Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Savi's Warbler, Aquatic Warbler
$40
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 9
Goldcrest, Firecrest, Wren, Alpine Accentor, Nuthatch, Hedge Sparrow, Dipper
 
 
Plate 12, Pipits
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PLATE 12
Rock Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Richard's Pipit, Tree Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Alpine Pipit
$60
 
Plate 13, Shrikes
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PLATE 13
Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Masked Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike
$55
 
Plate 17, Buntings, etc.
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PLATE 17
Corn Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Bullfinch, Twite, Pine Bunting, Two-barred Crossbill, Crossbill, Snow Finch, Scarlet Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak
 
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 18
Rustic Bunting, Little Bunting, Cirl Bunting, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Meadow Bunting, Ortolan, Yellow Bunting or Yellow Hammer, Reed Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting
$50
 
Plate 19, Starling, Jay, etc.
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PLATE 19
Starling (Summer & Winter), Nutcracker, Jay, Rose-coloured Starling, Chough
$55
 
Plate 21, Crows
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PLATE 21
Carrion Crow, Rook, Hooded Crow
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 22
Sky-lark, Shore-lark, Crested Lark, Wood Lark, Short-toed Lark, White-winged Lark, Black Lark (summer & winter)
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 23
Needle-tailed Swift, Swift, Nightjar, Red-necked Nightjar, Egyptian Nightjar, Alpine Swift
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 25
Cuckoo (adult & young), Great Spotted Cuckoo, American Yellow-belled Cuckoo, Bee-eater, Hoopoe
$50
 
Plate 26, Owls
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PLATE 26
Long-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short-eared Owl
$75
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 29
Griffon-Vulture, Egyptian Vulture (adult & young)
$40
 
Plate 30, Harriers
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PLATE 30
Montague's Harrier, Marsh-Harrier (adult & young), Hen-Harrier
$55
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 31
Rough-legged Buzzard [Hawk], Spotted Eagle, Common Buzzard [Hawk]
$60
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 32
Golden Eagle (adult & young)
$75
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 33
White-tailed or Sea Eagle (adult & young), Osprey
$75
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 34
Sparrow-hawk, Goshawk (adult & young)
$75
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 35
Black Kite, Kite, Honey Buzzard [Hawk] (2 varieties)
$75
 
Plate 38, Falcon, etc.
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PLATE 38
Hobby, Merlin, Red-footed Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel
$55
Plate 39, Cormorant, etc.
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PLATE 39
Gannet (adult & young), Cormorant (adult & young), Shag (adult & young)
$60
 
Plate 73, Gulls
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PLATE 73
Herring Gull (adult & young), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Iceland Gull
$60
 
Plate 74, Gulls
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PLATE 74
Kittiwake Gull (adult & young), Great Black-backed Gull (adult & young), Ivory Gull, Glaucous Gull
$60
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 75
Richardson's Skua, Pomatorine Skua, Great Skua, Long-tailed or Buffon's Skua
$50
 
Plate 79, Petrels, etc.
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PLATE 79
Storm Petrel, Frigate Petrel, Wilson's Petrel, Littley Dusky Shearwater, Leach's Fork-tailed Petrel, Madeiran Fork-tailed Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Great Shearwater
$50
 
British Birds by Archibald Thorburn (1918)
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PLATE 80
Black-browed Albatross, Fulmar, Manx Shearwater, Collared Petrel, Capped Petrel, Bulwer's Petrel, Schlegel's Petrel
$50
 
 
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