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Platycercus Palliceps. Paleheaded Parrakeet - LEAR, EDWARD - PARRAKEET) Lear, Ed - 1830. 
London. No date. [1830- 1832]. - Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 21 x 13 3/4 inches (image approx. 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Matburn at edge of sheet (just outside the image at left and right), two creases at lower left corner, 1 inch tear at lower edge (not affecting the image), scattered light foxing, light toning to verso of sheet. Overall image area is clean and bright, making a beautiful display. An exquisite image by the 19th century master of ornithological art, Edward Lear, of "The Book of Nonsense" fame. This lithograph was drawn and lithographed by Lear for his "Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured" and was printed by Charles Hullmandel.
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