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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland
by Arthur Butler
Illustrated by Henrik Grönvold and F.W. Frohawk
Published by Caxton Publishing Co., London, circa 1890

Original 125-year-old color lithographs (chromolithographs) • Titles in English
Sheet size: approximately 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

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Henrik Grönvold

Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940) was a Danish naturalist and artist. From an early age, he developed an interest in natural history
and spent his time drawing the birds and animals around him. In his early years he studied drawing in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 1892, Grönvold left for America by way of England. It was in London that he landed a job preparing bird skeletons for the Natural History Museum. There he developed skill as a taxidermist and established his reputation as an artist. In 1895, Gronvold joined an expedition to the Savage islands, returning later to continue as an artist at the Musem.

By the end of the century, Grönvold’s work was well represented in scientific literature.
He also produced plates of bird eggs (see page 4) , which were quite unusual and rarely found in early bird books.

Click thumbnails for enlargement (note: entire sheet is too large for scanner)

Mealy Redpoll
Plate 76
Mealy Redpoll
$40

Lesser Redpoll
Plate 77
Lesser Redpoll
$45

Twite
Plate 78
Twite
$40

Linnet
Plate 79
Linnet
$45

House Sparrow
Plate 80
House Sparrow

Tree Sparrow
Plate 81
Tree Sparrow
$40

Chaffinch
Plate 82
Chaffinch
$45

Brambling
Plate 83
Brambling
$45

Black-headed Bunting
Plate 84
Black-headed Bunting
$40

Corn Bunting
Plate 85
Corn Bunting
$40

Yellow Bunting
Plate 86
Yellow Bunting
$45

Cirl Bunting
Plate 87
Cirl Bunting
$40

Ortolan Bunting
Plate 88
Ortolan Bunting
$35

Reed Bunting
Plate 89
Reed Bunting
$40

Lapland Bunting
Plate 90
Lapland Bunting
$40

Snow Bunting
Plate 91
Snow Bunting
$40

Starling
Plate 92
Starling
$50

Rose-coloured Starling
Plate 93
Rose-coloured Starling
$45

Chouch
Plate 94
Chouch
$40

Nutcracker
Plate 95
Nutcracker
$50

Jay
Plate 96
Jay
$50

Magpie
Plate 97
Magpie

Jackdaw
Plate 98
Jackdaw
$40

Carrion Crow
Plate 100
Carrion Crow
$45

Hooded Crow
Plate 101
Hooded Crow
$45

Rook
Plate 102
Rook
$45

Sky Lark
Plate 103
Sky Lark
$45

Wood Lark
Plate 104
Wood Lark
$40

Crested Lark
Plate 105
Crested Lark
$40

Short-toed Lark
Plate 106
Short-toed Lark
$40

Shore Lark
Plate 107
Shore Lark
$40

EGGS (drawn by F.W. Frohawk)

Eggs of Thrushes, Blackbird, Ouzel, Wheatear, Chats, Restarts, Robin, Nightingale
Plate I

1-4 Missel Thrush
5-9 Song Thrush
10-17 Blackbird
18-19 Ring Ouzel
20 Wheatear
21-22 Whinchat
23 Stonechat
24 Redstart
25-28 Redbreast (Robin)
29-31 Nightingale

$75

Eggs of Whitethroat, Warblers, Wren
Plate II

32-34 Whitethroat
35-37 Lesser Whitethroat
38-41 Blackcap
42-44 Garden Warbler
45 Garden Warbler
46-48 Golden-crested Wren
49-51 Chiff Chaff
52-54 Willow Warbler
55 Wood Warbler
56-57 Reed Warbler
58-60 Marsh Warbler
61-62 Sedge Warbler
63 Grasshopper Warbler
64 Savi's Warbler
65-67 Hedge Sparrow
68 Bearded Reeding
69 Long-tailed Tit
70 Dipper
71-72 Great Tit

$70

Tit eggs, Wagtail eggs, Creeper, Wren
Plate III

73-75 Coal Tit
76-77 Marsh Tit
78-81 Blue Tit
82 Crested Tit
83-84 Nuthatch
85-87 Wren
88-90 Tree Creeper
91 Pied Wagtail
92 White Wagtail
93 Grey Wagtail
94 Blue-headed Wagtail
95-96 Yellow Wagtail
97-100 Tree Pipit
101 Meadow Pipit
102 Rock Pipit
103 Golden Oriole
104-108 Red-backed Shrike
109 Woodchat Shrike
110 Pied Flycatcher
111-113 Spotted Flycatcher

$70

Eggs of Brambling, Linnet, Redpole, Twite, Bullfinch, Crossbill, Buntings
Plate V

156-157 Bramblin
158-167 Linnet
168-171 Redpole
172-173 Twite
174-179 Bullfinch
180 Crossbill
181-187 Corn Bunting
188-195 Yellow Bunting
196-197 Cirl Bunting

$75

Lark Eggs
Plate VII

244-254 Sky Lark
255 Wood Lark

$50

Crow Eggs
Plate VIII

229-232 Raven
233-236 Carrion Crow
237-240 Hooded Crow
241-244 Rook

$75

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