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New Zealand Antique Prints
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Post Office Box 146
Greytown, 5742
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Aves (birds) index


water colours by  William Lewin
 
Lewin, Curlew

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Curlew:  Price: US$560.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 143 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 gannetts painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: Very good, please see photographs for foxing and marks in margins.

 
Grey godwit

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Grey godwit:   Price: US$665.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 161 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Grey godwits painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with some foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age.

 
Red godwit

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Red godwit:  Price: US$1110.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 160 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Red godwits painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 1/2 by 13 1/8 inches (27 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with some foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age. There is some running of colour on the left image border. (Please see larger photos).

 
Hedge warbler

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Hedge warbler:  Price: US$520.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 102 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Hedge warblers painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 by 13 inches (25.5 x 33.5cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 21.8cm) approximately.
Text: no text.
Condition: very good with minor foxing as to be expected from a print of such an age. (Please see larger photos).

 
Rook

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Rook:  Price: US$520.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 35 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Rooks painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 11 by 13 1/2 inches (28 x 34.5cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 21.8cm) approximately.
Text: text included.
Condition: very good with some foxing. (Please see larger photos).

 
Turnstone

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Turnstone:  Price: US$675.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 179 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Turnstones painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 11 by 13 1/4 inches (28 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 1/2 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good almost no foxing. There is a light mark on the image near the right border. (Please see larger photos).

 
Lewin Pied Oystercatcher

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Pied Oystercatcher :  Price: US$525.00 (includes shipping cost).

Print 188 from William Lewin’s Birds of Great Britain, 1789. It is considered to be “the rarest of all English bird books”. There were 60 copies of the book, each containing 323 original watercolor illustrations (271 birds, 52 eggs). This is one of the 60 Greenfinches painted by Lewin.

Page measurement: 10 3/8 by 13 3/8 inches (26.7 x 34cm) with the image marked at 7 by 8 5/8 inches (18 x 22cm) approximately.
Text: text is not included.
Condition: very good with some foxing and two possible paint drops, one in the image and one in the bottom margin. (Please see larger photos).