Birds of Paradise

The following is an image taken from the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care project at John Rylands Library, University of Manchester.

The images is one of many beautiful hand painted plates of birds, created between 1891 -98.  The image is a result of the project working with the Folio Society to create a facsimile of Sharps Birds of Paradise from the Rylands collection.

More can be discovered on the project’s blog.

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