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Eagle-Owl

(Eagle Owl, The.) Huntsman with the eagle owl on his arm. Wood engraving after Herbert Koenig (Dresden 1820 – Niederlößnitz near D. 1876). (1876.) Inscribed: HKönig (ligated). 6⅝ × 5⅜ in (16.7 × 13.8 cm). – With text sheet in German:

“ As soon as the days start to turn noticeably shorter, rich dew covers the fields in the morning and the waving crops have been brought into the farmer’s barn … we see the huntsman rambling to the field in the early morning with the eagle owl on the arm, which he has wrapped with a net or cloth. At a some-what elevated point he has built a little hut into the ground … Close before the same the eagle owl is fastened by a lead attached to the clutches to a low pole with a crossbar … Not long before some crows in a near field have spotted the weird bird and gather with mighty clamor … ”

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