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Isabella Ibbetson | "The birds of Great Britain and their eggs", watercolour drawings after Lewin, c.1800

Isabella Ibbetson | "The birds of Great Britain and their eggs", watercolour drawings after Lewin, c.1800

Isabella Ibbetson | "The birds of Great Britain and their eggs", watercolour drawings after Lewin, c.1800

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Isabella Ibbetson


"The birds of Great Britain and their eggs", copied by Isabella G. Ibbetson from W. Lewen [sic]. c.1800


2 volumes, folio (370 x 225mm.), 93 watercolour drawings after William Lewin (watermarks 1799), manuscript descriptions, contemporary tree calf, edges gilt, bindings rebacked retaining original spine


Isabella Grace Ibbetson (1745-1860) was the daughter of Henry Ibbetson and wife of Cuthbert Ibbetson. She is not recorded in Christine Jackson’s Dictionary of Bird Illustrators, which notes only a John Ibbetson of Denton Park, Otley, who was active at the same time.


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Henry Walter James, bookplate

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