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A Parliament of Owls


The story of the reunification of some of the wood-engraved blocks which were used to illustrate Yarrell's A History of British Birds [1843]. The photographs here shows one of the blocks with samples of patterned paper designed by Victoria Hall – who features in the story – that maybe used in the binding. Size to be determined, the book will feature the five available owl blocks from the collections currently in the care of the press.


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