Red-backed Shrike - Lanius Collurio
Painting - Lithography
Cassell's "Book of Birds" from 1869 is perhaps the most definite guide to the world's birds at the time of publishing and also perhaps the most beautifully illustrated set of volumes on birds ever.
The four-volume set of books is highly sought-after for both its steel engravings as well as its exquisite multi-colour lithograph colour plates.
I have scanned all the pictures in the books at a very high resolution, cleaning up some unintended process marks from printing, yet also leaving some of the yellowing and other signs of age that give them added character 150 years after they were printed. The scanning resolution coupled with the amazing detail of the originals allow for beautiful prints far bigger than the size of the books.
January 1st, 2020
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