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Ptarmigan, in Summer & Autumn Plumage.

  • 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 20 3/8 x 25 1/8" (52 x 63.8 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: On "J Whatman 1826" watermark paper.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color.

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