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Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending, Under One General Alphabetical Arrangement, all the Words and Substance of Every Kind of Dictionary Extant in the English Language. In which the Improved Departments of the Mechanical Arts, the Liberal Sciences, the Higher Mathematics, and the Several Branches of Polite Literature, are Selected from the Acts, Memoirs, and Transactions, of the Most Eminent Literary Societies, in Europe, Asia, and America

Compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones
Issued in 24 volumes from 1796-1828

The majority of the bird engravings were produced
by J. Pass and J. Chapman mostly after paintings by Reinhold and Edwards


Original Hand-coloured Engravings
Sheet size: approximately 8 ¼ x 10½ inches
with folds, as issued.

Please note: due to the way the plates were folded for insertion into the volumes and the type of paper, inks, and watercolors used, there are some instances of offsetting, browning along fold lines, old repairs to tears, foxing, etc. Please look at the enlargements for condition.


Flapping lark, African lark
ALAUDA

The Flapping Lark
The Sirlu, or African Lark


$50
(damaged—see enlargement)


Rufous Magpie of Bengal
CORVUS

The Rufous Magpie of Bengal

$50
(some damage—see enlargement)


Indian Daw
CORVUS

The Indian Daw

$75
(light text offsetting, stain lower right corner—see enlargement)


African Rook
CORVUS

The African Rook

$100
(extremely light text offsetting)


Gilded Cuckoo
CUCULUS

The Gilded Cuckoo

$125
(fox mark extreme lower edge, outside of plate mark)


Cape Cuckoo
CUCULUS

The crested Cape Cuckoo
The Coromandel Cuckoo


$100
(fox mark extreme lower edge, outside of plate mark)


Indian Hornbill
BUCEROS

The Indian Hornbill

$75
(extremely light text offsetting, wrinkle/old repair to bottom at title —see enlargement)


Javan and Gingala Hornbills
BUCEROS

The Javan Hornbill
The Gingala Hornbill


$75
(extremely light text offsetting, soft crease above topmost fold —see enlargement)


The Griffard Eagle, and the Boatman
FALCO

The Griffard Eagle, and the Boatman

$75
(extremely light offsetting, a couple of fox marks/smudges—see enlargement)


The Serpent Eater
FALCO

The Serpent Eater

$95
( a couple of fox marks/smudges; top third slightly darker than bottom —see enlargement)


The Parasite, and furcated Kite of Africa
FALCO

The Parasite, and
furcated Kite of Africa


$95
(see enlargement)


The Crested Buzzard, and the gloved Buzzard
FALCO

The Crested Buzzard, and
the gloved Buzzard


$95
(see enlargement)


The doubtful Hawk, and the tufted Goshawk
FALCO

The doubtful Hawk, and
the tufted Goshawk


$75
(foxing, browning—see enlargement)


The mountain Kestrel, and crested Fisher Falcon
FALCO

The mountain Kestrel, and
crested Fisher Falcon


$95
(a couple of smudges in margins only —see enlargement)


The Singing Falcon, and African Sparrow-Hawk
FALCO

The Singing Falcon, and
African Sparrow-Hawk


$75
(light fox marks—see enlargement)
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The Singing Falcon, and African Sparrow-Hawk
FALCO

The Singing Falcon, and
African Sparrow-Hawk


$110
(slightly larger paper & NO FOLDS; thinned paper spot between legs and tail of top bird)
[B]


The Singing Falcon, and African Sparrow-Hawk
FALCO

The Singing Falcon, and
African Sparrow-Hawk


$100
(slightly larger paper & NO FOLDS, a couple of fox marks in title area;
lower right corner browned)

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