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Greenfinch - Antique Bird Print - Vintage Bird Illustration - Turek Bird Print from Swaysland, Familiar Wild Birds

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This is a fabulous antique colour print of the Greenfinch which we have carefully rescued from the 1901 book ‘Familiar Wild Birds’ by W Swaysland, illustrated by A Thorburn and others, including E. Turek. This book was losing its hardback covers so we rescued the beautiful bird prints inside.

We will be listing a number of prints from this book. They are all in very good condition. The illustrations are beautifully bright and clear. There may be very small foxing marks or dots on the pages or they may show some small signs that they have come from a much loved book. This does not detract from the loveliness of these fabulous prints - we think this adds character to the prints and give them an additional charm!

These prints come with approximately four pages of a chapter from the book which tells you about the bird in your colour print. The initial letter on each of these chapters has a beautifully illustrated initial letter in black and white and there is another small black and white illustration at the end of the chapter. The photos of these black and white pages in the listing are included as an example only and will not be the pages you receive –yours will be about the bird in your chosen colour print.

You will receive the original print from the 1901 book. This print was illustrated by E Turek.

Each page measures approx 7.5in x 5in (19cm x12.5 cm). We have left these prints untrimmed so one edge on each page may still have binding marks and glue from the original binding. I really like these rough, untrimmed edges and would be happy to display these gorgeous pictures just as they are! If you prefer, you can easily trim this edge or hide it under matting if you frame it.

These beautiful prints are fabulous for framing. They would also be good for altered art or collage projects. They would make a beautiful gift for a bird lover!

If there is a particular bird that you'd like a print of, please send us a message and we'll see if we have it!

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Greenfinch - Antique Bird Print - Vintage Bird Illustration - Turek Bird Print from Swaysland, Familiar Wild Birds


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: Familiar Wild Birds pages, antique prints, vintage prints, paper ephemera, bird pictures, bird illustration, bird picture, bird drawing
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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