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PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY VOLUME TWO Twenty seven color-printed wood-engraved plates (chromoxylographs) on compact disc. by Benjamin. Fawcett drawn by A. F. Lydon. 1884-1887




This CD presents 27 high resolution digital BMP images from the 1884-1887 first edition of PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY VOLUME TWO.


These images can be printed directly from the CD or imported to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PaintShop Pro, Adobe PhotoDelux, PrintMaster and other popular painting and drawing programs and printed on quality inkjet paper producing stunning results suitable for framing. Or for designing your own greeting cards, posters, brochures and calendars.


The print out size is the same size as the originals, if not enlarged or reduced. I have found that these Images print best on Ink Jet matte paper. When printed directly from the CD, they are the actual size. (The same as the originals) and the result is an awesome print almost indistinguishable as a reprint, even when using a relatively inexpensive home ink jet printer.

Parrots in Captivity. By W. T. Greene 1884-87. Volume two of three volumes produced from the original color-printed wood-engraved plates (chromoxylographs) by Benjamin. Fawcett-the inventor of chromoxylography, drawn by A. F. Lydon, All 27 plates have been digitally archived and transferred to CD.

Greene was a popular author on cage birds, and this work on parrots, parakeets, lories. Cookatoos, and macaws were well received. A contemporary review in the Live Stock Journal remarked, "The artist and author combined gave the collector a fine idea of the characteristics of these birds. The first book devoted exclusively to parrots in captivity with an interesting anecdotal text and excellent illustrations. Most Australian parrots are described and figured, including rarities such as the Paradise Parrot (now extinct), Orange-bellied Parrot and Ground Parrot REFERENCE: Ayer/Zimmer 274 Fine Bird Books 79; McGill/Wood 368; Nissen, IVB 393; Nissen SVB 215


This CD contains the entire collection of original images as well as a set which has been digitally enhanced in the transfer to CD as in the scan below. These web images are electronically watermarked, the CD images are not.









INDEX TO IMAGES


  1. # . 1 ROSE-HILL OR ROSELLA PARRAKEET
  2. # . 6 PALE-HEADED OR MEALY ROSELLA
  3. # . 8 YELLOW-RUMPED PARRAKEET, OR BROADTAIL
  4. # . 13 NEW ZEALAND PARRAKEET
  5. # . 16 GOLDEN-CROWNED PARRAKEET, OF NEW ZEALAND
  6. # . 21 BLUE BONNET PARRAKEET
  7. # . 23 BLOOD- OR RED-RUMPED PARRAKEET
  8. # . 26 MANY-COLORED PARRAKEET
  9. # . 29 BEAUTIFUL OR PARADISE PARRAKEET
  10. # . 33 SWIFT PARRAKEET, OR LORIKEET
  11. # . 37 PASSERINE OR BLUE-WINGED PARRAKEET
  12. # . 41 GREY PARROT
  13. # . 57 SENEGAL PARROT
  14. # . 61 HYACINTHINE MACAW
  15. # . 65 MILITARY MACAW
  16. # . 69 RED AND BLUE MACAW
  17. # . 75 BLUE AND YELLOW MACAW
  18. # . 81 ILLIGER'S MACAW
  19. # . 84 CAROLINA PARROT, OR CONURE
  20. # . 88 GOLDEN-CROWNED CONURE, OR HALF-MOON PARRAKEET
  21. # . 92 WHITE-EARED CONURE
  22. # . 94 FESTIVE AMAZON PARROT
  23. # . 96 DUFRESNE'S AMAZON
  24. # . 98 BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON
  25. # . 104 DOUBLE-FRONTED OR LE VAILLANT'S AMAZON
  26. # . 108 RED-VENTED PARROT
  27. # . 110 DUSKY OR VIOLET PARROT



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