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Pl. 3 Black Vulture or Carrion Crow  The Birds of America,
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Pl. 3 Black Vulture or Carrion Crow The Birds of America,

By Audubon, John James .

Pl. 3 Black Vulture or Carrion Crow. Dramatic composition of two Black Vultures feeding on a Deer head on the ground. *Note: Image shown in cropped detail. Actual print is unaltered with title* A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. 6.5 x 10.5 inches. Drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, FRS FLS (Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Linnaean Society). Lithographed, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia for the First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon's Ornithological Biography. The Royal Octavo Edition represents John James Audubon's (1785-1851) desire to create an affordable work based on his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. London: Published by the Author, 1827-38, with 435 engravings produced by William H. Lizars and Robert Havell, Jr. after Audubon's dramatic life-sized portraits of North American birds set in native foliage and surroundings. For this new Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon and his assistants drew 500 unique compositions inspired by the original engravings for the grand Double Elephant Folio Edition. During the mid-nineteenth century, there were no photo-mechanical means of reproduction. To create a smaller format work, every composition was drawn by hand with the aid of the Camera Lucida. Each bird was now rendered according to species; and portrayed on a new botanical perch or landscape. With this new envisioning Audubon created a perfected composition: a charming vignette of the bird- or family of birds- in natural settings now sized to scale in the smaller format. For the illustrations of the Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America, Audubon enlisted the talents of America's premier lithographers and printers: the JT Bowen and Company in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York. Each composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked and then printed. Once dried, the print of the bird and setting was faithfully handpainted in splendid array of lifelike tones. In this smaller format Audubon presented ten unique compositions of birds recently discovered during his explorations into the American West, and not included in the Folio edition. As with the Folio Edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription, and issued twice monthly between 1840 and 44; and contained 100 packets of five hand-painted lithographs of birds and their accompanying text: The Ornithological Biography which included Audubon's scientific and characteristic descriptions of the birds along with his observations of the robust beauty of the Early American landscape. True nature writing at its finest. The popularity and success of the Royal Octavo Edition of Audubon's Birds of America is apparent from the production of seven edition; with the final edition issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Nissen 51, Sabin: H.2364, Tyler, Ron. Audubon's Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. Wood, C.. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931.)

$275.00

Eggs of Black-throated Ouzel, Robin, Rock Thrush, Black Redstart, Bluethroat, Dipper, Nightingale, Redstart Eggs
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Eggs of Black-throated Ouzel, Robin, Rock Thrush, Black Redstart, Bluethroat, Dipper, Nightingale, Redstart Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image.. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Cirl Bunting, Yellow Bunting, Rustic Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Wood Lark, Crested Lark, Sky Lark, White-winged Lark, Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Pid Wagtail, White Wagtail Eggs
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Eggs of Cirl Bunting, Yellow Bunting, Rustic Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Wood Lark, Crested Lark, Sky Lark, White-winged Lark, Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Pid Wagtail, White Wagtail Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First. Near Fine Condition. Light foxing to paper edges, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$75.00

Eggs of Black Scoter, Harlequin Duck, Velvet Scoter, Surf Scoter
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Eggs of Black Scoter, Harlequin Duck, Velvet Scoter, Surf Scoter

By Seebohm, Henry.

London:: Porter & Dulau,, 1883-85.. First edition. Fine Condition. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Lapwing, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Sanderling, Broad-b. Sandpiper
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Eggs of Lapwing, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Sanderling, Broad-b. Sandpiper

By Seebohm, Henry.

London:: Porter & Dulau,, 1883-85.. First edition. Fine Condition. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of  Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit
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Eggs of Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Common Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Bonaparte's Sandpiper, Knott, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper
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Eggs of Common Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Bonaparte's Sandpiper, Knott, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Spotted Crake, Coot, Water Rail, Baillon's Crake, Little Grebe, Little Crake, Water Hen, Sclavonian Grebe, Corn Crake, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe
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Eggs of Spotted Crake, Coot, Water Rail, Baillon's Crake, Little Grebe, Little Crake, Water Hen, Sclavonian Grebe, Corn Crake, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image.. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Great Snipe, Woodcock, Sanderling, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, Red-breasted Snipe Eggs
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Eggs of Great Snipe, Woodcock, Sanderling, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, Red-breasted Snipe Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First. Near Fine Condition. Light foxing to paper edges, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Hoopoe, Swift, White-bellied Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Wryneck, Downy Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Roller, Green Woodpecker
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Eggs of Hoopoe, Swift, White-bellied Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Wryneck, Downy Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Roller, Green Woodpecker

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image.. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Red-necked Phalarope, Avocet, Grey Phalarope, Black-winged Stilt, Turnstone, Oystercatcher Eggs
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Eggs of Red-necked Phalarope, Avocet, Grey Phalarope, Black-winged Stilt, Turnstone, Oystercatcher Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First. Near Fine Condition. Light foxing to paper edges, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Golden Plover, Kildeer Plover, Dotterel, Virginian Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Asiatic Golden Plover
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Eggs of Golden Plover, Kildeer Plover, Dotterel, Virginian Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Asiatic Golden Plover

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Grey Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin Eggs
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Grey Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image.. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Little Stint, Redshank, Temminick's Stint, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, America Stint, Bartram's Sandpiper, Yellowshank
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Eggs of Little Stint, Redshank, Temminick's Stint, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, America Stint, Bartram's Sandpiper, Yellowshank

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Dartford Warbler, Rufous Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler, Willow Wren, Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Willow Wren, Wood Wren, Gold Crest, Fire Crest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Tit Eggs
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Dartford Warbler, Rufous Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler, Willow Wren, Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Willow Wren, Wood Wren, Gold Crest, Fire Crest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Tit Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image.. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Iceland Falcon, Greenland Falcon, Griffon Falcon, Egyptian Vulture Eggs
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Eggs of Iceland Falcon, Greenland Falcon, Griffon Falcon, Egyptian Vulture Eggs

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First. Near Fine Condition. Light foxing to paper edges, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

Eggs of Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover,  Kentish Plover, Broad-billed Plover, Lapwing, Common Snipe
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Eggs of Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Broad-billed Plover, Lapwing, Common Snipe

By Seebohm, Henry.

Sheffield:: Pawson and Brailsford,, 1896.. First edition. Near Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edge of plate, not effecting the image. . A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches. In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches.

$95.00

British Bird Eggs: Oyster-catcher, Avocet, Red-necked Phalarope, Woodcock, Common Snipe, Dunlin, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank.
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British Bird Eggs: Oyster-catcher, Avocet, Red-necked Phalarope, Woodcock, Common Snipe, Dunlin, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank.

By Frohawk, FW.

London:: Hull & London,, 1907.. First printing. Fine. Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.5 x 12 inches). Large in format and tailored, orderly and refined, this plate was printed in colors in up to twelve stones to depict both the varying richness and subtle tones of the eggs of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Classified as an Oology, or a study of eggs and here elegantly rendered by zoologist and ornithological illustrator, Frederick William Frohawk (English: 1861-1946), finely detailed paintings of eggs blossomed during the Victorian period to satisfy an ever increasing thirst for knowledge of the abundance of nature and for glorious depictions of the natural world. (Wood. 274) Matted in Rag Board

$150.00

British Bird's Eggs: Osprey, Cormorant, Shag, Gannet.
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British Bird's Eggs: Osprey, Cormorant, Shag, Gannet.

By Frohawk, FW.

London:: Hull & London,, 1907.. First printing. Fine. Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.5 x 12 inches). Large in format and tailored, orderly and refined, this plate was printed in colors in up to twelve stones to depict both the varying richness and subtle tones of the eggs of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Classified as an Oology, or a study of eggs and here elegantly rendered by zoologist and ornithological illustrator, Frederick William Frohawk (English: 1861-1946), finely detailed paintings of eggs blossomed during the Victorian period to satisfy an ever increasing thirst for knowledge of the abundance of nature and for glorious depictions of the natural world. (Wood. 274) Matted in Rag Board

$125.00

British Bird Eggs: Heron, Bittern, Swan, Goose, Duck with down.
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British Bird Eggs: Heron, Bittern, Swan, Goose, Duck with down.

By Frohawk, FW.

London:: Hull & London,, 1907.. First printing. Fine. Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.5 x 12 inches). Large in format and tailored, orderly and refined, this plate was printed in colors in up to twelve stones to depict both the varying richness and subtle tones of the eggs of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Classified as an Oology, or a study of eggs and here elegantly rendered by zoologist and ornithological illustrator, Frederick William Frohawk (English: 1861-1946), finely detailed paintings of eggs blossomed during the Victorian period to satisfy an ever increasing thirst for knowledge of the abundance of nature and for glorious depictions of the natural world. (Wood. 274) Matted in Rag Board

$125.00

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