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The British Warblers – A History, with Problems of their Lives
by Howard H. Eliot • Illustrated by Henrik Gronvold

Published in parts between 1907-1914 by R. H. Porter of London
Photogravure by Swan Electric Engraving Co.
Chromolithographs (the color plates) and Photogravures (the plates on this page)
Sheet size: approx. 7.75 x 11.5 inches (royal octavo).

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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.

Please click on the thumbnails for enlargement and to view any condition issues.
Please note that due to computer scanning, these prints may not appear as they would to the human eye.
While we try to represent them fairly and accurately, often there is a significant difference based on individual monitor settings.
Generally, the photogravures below are somewhat faint impressions and probably are not as dark as they appear on your screen, but this will certainly vary widely.

Male Marsh Warbler sexual attitude
Male Marsh Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity. The wings are more fully expanded than in the case of the Reed Warbler
$20

nests of marsh warbler
Nests of the Marsh Warbler
showing variation in structure
$25

Female Marsh Warbler (sexual attitude)
Female Marsh Warbler
Expanding its wings alternately during sexual activity
$20

Male Reed Warbler
Male Reed Warbler

Male Reed Warbler (Sexual Attitude)
Male Reed Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity. The slight expansion of the wings will be noticed.
$20

Male Reed Warbler (Sexual Attitude)
Male Reed Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity.
$20

Male Whitethroat building nest
Male Whitethroat
excitedly building a nest previous to the arrival of a female
$25

Female Whitethroat fighting stance
Female Whitethroat
attitude assumed when fighting with another female

Female Whitethroat nest approaching
Female Whitethroat
attitude assumed when the nest is approaching
$15
(foxed)

Unpaired Male Whitethroat
Unpaired Male Whitethroat
watching two females fighting in his territory
$25

Female Whitethroat
Female Whitethroat
$25

Male Whitethroat aerial dance
Male Whitethroat
attitude assumed during its aerial dance
$25

Female Garden Warbler sexual attitude
Female Garden Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity.
$20

Lesser Whitethroat protecting
Lesser Whitethroat
attitude assumed when the young are handled
$20

Male Lesser Whitethroat sexual attitude
Male Lesser Whitethroat
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity.
$20

Male Garden Warbler sexual attitude plate 2
Male Garden Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity (1).
$20

Male Garden Warbler sexual attitude
Male Garden Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity (2).
$25


Male Garden Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity (3).
$20

Male Sedge Warbler courting
Male Sedge Warbler
Attitude assumed during courtship
$20

Female Marsh Warbler sexual attitude
Female Marsh Warbler
Attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity.
$15
(faint impression)

Male Marsh Warbler sexual or angry attitude
Male Marsh Warbler
Attitude assumed during sexual activity or when angry at the presence of an intruder.
$15
(faintish impression)

Male Dartford Warblers fighting
Male Dartford Warblers fighting

Male Dartford Warbler sexual activity
Male Dartford Warbler
attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity
$20

Male Chiff Chaff courting
Male Chiff-Chaff
attitude during courtship (1)
$15
(lightly foxed)

Female chiff-chaff courting
Female Chiff-Chaff
attitude during courtship
$15
(lightly foxed)

Chiff-Chaff male courting
Male Chiff-Chaff
attitude during courtship (2)
$15
(lightly foxed)

Female Chiff-Chaff
Male Chiff-Chaff
$15
(lightly foxed)

Female Chiff-Chaff
Female Chiff-Chaff
$15
(foxed)

Female Chiff-Chaff
Male Chiff-Chaff
attitude during courtship (3)
$15
(lightly foxed)

Male Blackcaps facing one another
Male Blackcaps
facing one another at the end of a slow flapping fight during the period of sexual activity
$20
(very light foxing in margins)

Male Blackcap excited
Male Blackcap
attitude assumed when the males assemble from adjoining territories and also at other periods of excitement
$25

Blackcap covering young
Male Blackcap
attitude assumed when the young are handled
$20

Blackcap covering young
Male Blackcap
attitude assumed when carrying a piece of dead cow-parsnip previous to the arrival of a female
$20

Male Blackcap angry
Male Blackcap
attitude assumed when angry with another male and also sometimes when in presence of the female during the period of sexual activity


Male Blackcap
attitude assumed when its mate is approached by another female
$25

Blackcap sexual
Male Blackcap
attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity
$25

Male and Female Willow Warblers
Male and Female
Willow Warbler
attitude during the period of sexual activity


Male and Female
Wood Warbler
attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity
$30

Female Sedge Warbler
Female Sedge Warbler
$20

Male Sedge Warbler
Male Sedge Warbler
attitude during courtship
$20

Female Savi's Warbler
Female Savi's Warbler
attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity in the presence of the male
$20

Male Savi's Warbler
Male Savi's Warbler
attitude assumed during the period of sexual activity
$20

Male Grasshopper Warbler courting 1
Male Grasshopper Warbler
attitude during courtship (1)
$20
(foxing/damp-stain)

Female Grasshopper Warbler
Female Grasshopper Warbler
attitude during courtship
$20

Grasshopper Warbler nestlings
Grasshopper Warbler nestlings
$30
(light foxing, damp-stain)

Male Grasshopper Warbler courting 1
Male Grasshopper Warbler
attitude during courtship (2)
$25

Male Grasshopper Warbler courting 1
Male Grasshopper Warbler
attitude during courtship (3)
$25

Male Grasshopper Warbler courting 1
Male Grasshopper Warbler
attitude during courtship (4)
$25

The colour plates (chromolithographs) from this series are here

color lithographs

(color lithographs from this series)

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