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  • Title
    Birds of New Holland, with their natural history, Volume 1, 1808 / collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature, by John William Lewin, A.L.S. of Parramatta, New South Wales.
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/C 943
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 published bound volume (letterpress), with 18 colour plates - printed - 39 x 29 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Azure Kingfisher
    2. Mountain Bee-eater
    3. Warty-faced Honeysucker
    4. Blue-cheeked Honeysucker
    5. Yellow-eared Honeysucker
    6. Golden-crowned Honeysucker
    7. Crimson-throated Manakin
    8. Orange-breasted Thrush
    9. Crested Thrush
    10. Black-crowned Thrush
    11. Spotted Finch
    12. Temporal Finch
    13. Orange-rumped Flycatcher
    14. Scarlet-backed Warbler
    15. Superb Warbler
    16. Solitary Warbler
    17. Crimson-breasted Warbler
    18. Reed Warbler
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    London: Printed for the author; and published by J. White, Fleet Street; and S. Bagster, 81, Strand. The Letter-Press by T. Bensley, Bolt Court

    For further information see "John William Lewin: a memoir" by Phyllis Mander Jones in Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 42, Part 4, Sydney, 1956, pp. 153-186 & also the introduction by Allan McEvey in the 1978 facsimile reprint of the 1838 edition of Lewin's Birds of New South Wales

    Though this volume was numbered 1, no succeeding volumes were published

    Microfilm - MAV/FM6/354: colour microfiche copy of C 943 (1 fiche): refer to Microforms Libn
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823458
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "This volume is the beginning of a work which is intended to comprehend the whole of the birds of New Holland as they may come to the Author's hand, and which will be continued in succession, he having been nine years in that country travelling, collecting, and painting for this purpose" -- Thomas Lewin, Preface, p.3
  • Conservation note

    Mild foxing throughout
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Exhibited in

    National treasures from Australia's great libraries - Council of Australian State Libraries (1 December, 2005 - 31 December, 2006)
    Lewin: Wild Art - State Library of New South Wales (March, 2012 - October, 2012)

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