London: Porter & Dulau, 1883-85. First edition. Matted in neutral rag mat, sized to 12 x 16 inches. A Fine Original Chromolithograph. Octavo (5.75 x 10 inches). Presented in a neutral rag mat: 12 x 16 inches.
In recognition of the complete order of Ornithology, the nineteenth century naturalist's collection would contain at least one Oology; a collection or study of eggs. Henry Seebohm's Eggs of British Birds are among the finest. Organized by type; Shorebird, Songbird, Gamebird or Bird of Prey, and systematically arranged by size, these original chromolithographs are richly printed from multiple stones, allowing for a subtle variation of color and texture not commonly found in many egg prints of this period. Historical text documentation accompanies the plate. (Wood 561). Fine Condition. Item #3592