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Elliot the Grouse

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Elliot the Grouse


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A Monograph of the Bucerotidae - Family of the Hornbills
  • Taken from the original editions
  • Printed in the original size
  • Age resisting white etching paper
  • Archival ink resisting fading for 100 years
  • Highest possible resolution

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Shipping info
Shipping costs unframed prints:

per order Rest of the World: USD $38

per order EU: USD $25

per order NL: USD $16



We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, original size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable from the original when glazed and framed.

Publication : A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse (1864-1865)

Author: Elliot, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915)

Prints Artist: Drawn from Nature by D.G. Elliot, F.Z.S.

Paper size: 60.0 x 49.5 cm

Edition: The edition will be limited to 150 prints, numbered 1/150 to 150/150

Description: Next only to Audubon's, the Elliot works are the most valuable American bird plates' (Bennett). This is Elliot's second major work and was first issued in five parts in 1864-65 and then as a bound volume in 1865. The lithographic work was done by Bowen & Co. -- the printers of the plates for the octavo edition of Audubon's Birds of America and possibly the best colour-printers in the United States at the time -- and the 25 bird plates were after Elliot and Joseph Wolf, with William S. Morgan supplying the drawings for the two plates of eggs. This is one of only three works by Elliot produced in the United States; all of his later works were printed in Europe, although sometimes retaining a New York imprint.


  • Published:1865
  • Paper Size:  Paper ize (600 x 495 mm)
  • Content: 1 title page
    1 content page with all titles of the prints
    27 fine hand-coloured plates of birds, 23 after Elliot, 2 William S. Morgan and 2 after J. Wolf

Casing: The complete set will be cased in an elegant handcrafted Solander Box covered in a special dark maroon linen.

Delivery time: As the Solander box (casing) will be made on demand by our best professional bookbinder, we must ask for a delivery time of 3-4 weeks after receiving your payment.