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Harmonia Ruralis 1845

James Bolton (1733-1799)

Hand-coloured engraved plates
Sheet size: approximately 9 x 12 inches.

We are delighted to offer these hand colored engravings from the 1845 edition of James Bolton’s Harmonia Ruralis; Or, An Essay Towards a Natural History of British Song Birds: Illustrated with Figures, the Size of Life, of the Birds, Male and Female, in Their Most Natural Attitudes; Their Nests and Eggs, Food, Favorite Plants, shrubs, Trees &c. &c. Faithfully drawn, Engraved, and colored after Nature.

James Bolton 1733-1799 was an English painter, illustrator & naturalist who lived around Halifax for his entire life. He was an avid student of flora & fauna of the field and published a book on ferns & another on fungi before creating what is surely his masterpiece, the Harmonia Ruralis. The original drawings for this work were on vellum & two are still in the collection of the Earl of Derby. 

References include: Nissen IVB 115; Zimmer p. 64; Wood p. 247; Mengel 310

 

Bullfinch or Nope
Bullfinch or Nope
$150

Hedge Sparrow
Hedge Sparrow

Greenfinch
Greenfinch

$150

Greenfinch Nest & Eggs
Greenfinch Nest & Eggs
$125

Common Bunting
Common Bunting

(see paper loss)


Grasshopper Lark

$140
(fox mark in margin)

Missel bird
Missel bird

Missel bird Nest & Eggs
Missel bird Nest & Eggs

Starling
Starling

$175
(original watercolour smears
in top margin)

Starling Nest & Eggs
Starling Nest & Eggs

Blackbird or Ouzle
Blackbird or Ouzle

(original watercolour smear)

King or Heath Ouzle
King or Heath Ouzle

Blackcap
Blackcap

$130

Blackbird Nest & Eggs
Blackbird Nest$125


Song Thrush or Throstle

$100
(original watercolour smears)

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Siskin or Aberdavine
Siskin or Aberdavine

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