The Old Print Shop

Black Tern. 1. Summer Plumage. 2. Winter Plumage. Plate 91.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Archibald Constable & Co. and Hurst Robinson & Co. London.

  • MEDIUM: Etching handcolored,

    DATE: 1821-1834.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 7/16 x 26 1/4" (51.9 x 66.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology" drawn by Prideaux John Selby and mostly etched by his brother-in-law Captain Mitford. Printed by W. H. Lizars in Edinburgh.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Watermark in paper "J Whatman 1828."

  • CONDITION: Good condition with full original color, save for very small tear in lower left margin (1/2 inch).

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