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Merlin, Female.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

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

  • MEDIUM: Etching/engraving,

    DATE: circa 1826.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 25 1/8 x 20 3/8 inch (63.7 x 51.7 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 Whatman watermarked paper, 1826.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Beautiful impression.

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