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Roseate Tern. 2. Young of Do. 3. Lesser Tern. 4. Young of Do.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London; and William Lizars, Edinburgh.

  • MEDIUM: Etching and engraving hand-colored,

    DATE: 1821-1834.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 25 1/4 x 20 3/8" (64.3 x 51.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "Illustrations of British Ornithology" by Prideaux John Selby. Engraved and printed by William Lizars. Edinburgh. First issued, 1821-34. Reissued several times. This particular print is on "J. Whatman 1826" watermarked paper.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color. Small tear at the left paper edge - repaired.

  • REFERENCE: Sitwell, Fine Bird Books 1700-1900. p.141 Selby.