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Kite or Glead.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Henry G. Bohn.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving/etching,

    DATE: 1854.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 25 1/8 x 20 5/8 inches (63.8 x 52.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From, Selby's ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY, published between 1821 and 1833. This major work was etched/engraved by Selby, mostly after his own drawings, with the assistance of his brother-in-law Captain Robert Mitford. In 1816 Mitford was taught to etch and engrave by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833) and "Water Birds" in 1833.<br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Printed on Ruse & Turners watermarked paper, 1848.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition and color. Slight paper rippling in image believed to be from the original printing.