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Post Office Box 146
Greytown, 5742
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The first edition of Walter Lawry BULLER'S A History of the Birds of New Zealand was published in 1872-3 in an edition of 500 copies with only 36 hand coloured lithographic plates by J.G. Keulemans. The lithographic stones were then destroyed. The highly valuable first edition plates were hand coloured by Dr. R. Bowdler Sharpe's three daughters, Misses Dora Louise, Daisy Madeliner, and Sylvia Rosamund, with some copied from G.Edwards. Keuleman's background details were also coloured. Sometimes no water colour original exists where Keulemans drew his design directly on the stone and then coloured the first print himself as a guide to the hand colourers of further copies.

John Keulemans was a Dutch painter and illustrator who became famous as an artist and illustrator in England in the late 19th Century. He did the illustrations for both the first and second editions of Sir Walter Lawry Buller's (1838-1906),
A History of the Birds of New Zealand.

The demand for the first edition of Buller's Bird of New Zealand was such that Buller persuaded Keulemans to undertake a second edition which included details of many more species than the first and gives names, synonymies, detailed descriptions and elaborate accounts of the habits and distribution of the birds.

Australasian harrier

$250.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Australasian harrier,
Circus gouldi

Price: US$250.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: fair, with "frame burn" around the entire image. Some foxing in the bottom left of image, please see larger photo.
Text: no text included.

Little Spotted Kiwi

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Little Spotted Kiwi,
Apteryx oweni

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Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: very good, with a 1cm tear in the lower left margin, does not effect the image, please see larger image.
Text: no text included.

Fernbird

$480.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Fernbird,  
Sphenoeacus Punctatus, Sphenoeacus Rufescens

Price: US$480.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent.
Text: no text included.

New Zealand Thrush (extinct)

$480.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

New Zealand Thrush,
Turnagra Hectori, Turnagra Crassirostris

Price: US$480.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

The New Zealand Thrush is now EXTINCT.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent.
Text: no text included.

Banded rail

$480.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Banded rail,
Rallus philippensis, Rallus dieffenbachii

Price: US$480.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent. The print is framed therefore the photo shows part of the matt and reflection from the glass.
Text: no text included.
Frame: not included.

New Zealand Quail (extinct)

$480.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

New Zealand Quail,
Coturnix novae zealandiae  (male & female)

Price: US$480.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

The New Zealand Quail is now EXTINCT.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent. The print is framed therefore the photo shows part of the matt and reflection from the glass.
Text: no text included.
Frame: not included.

Weka

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Weka,
Ocydromus earli, Ocydromus australis

SOLD


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent. The print is framed therefore the photo shows part of the matt and reflection from the glass.
Text: no text included.
Frame: not included.

Marsh rake & Spotless Crake

$480.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Marsh crake & Spotless Crake
Ortygometra affinis, Ortygometra tabuensis

Price: US$480.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand coloured lithograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st ed.
published in London, 1873.

Artist:  John Gerard Keulemans

Paper size:  9 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches approximately, (24.0 x 31.5 cm approx.)
Condition: Condition: excellent. The print is framed therefore the photo shows part of the matt and reflection from the glass.
Text: no text included.
Frame: not included.