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Friday, April 26, 2013

Paul Jerrard Hummingbird - Antique prints, 1852


These charming illustrations of  flowers are the height of Victorian illustration, accompanied by equally flowery poetry written by F.W.N. Bayley Esq. They are now extremely rare, as are the other works Jerrard published, “The Floral Offering” and “Exotic Birds.” Each is beautifully hand colored and enhanced by gold lettering. On the verso of most is a poem, also in gold lettering. (http://www.panteek.com/JerrardHummingbirds/index.htm)



 













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