Selby, Prideaux John (1788-1867): Male Black Grouse

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Date of Printing: 1821 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Plate signed, Lower middle • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 55 x 41.5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 66 x 52 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Very Good, some slight foxing in margins • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

Black Grouse (Male) - is an original, hand colored, copperplate engraving, from Prideaux John Selby's "Illustrations of British Ornithology" (1821-34), drawn and etched by P. J. Selby, printed and colored by William Home Lizars, in Edinburgh.
Selby is best known for these Illustrations of British ornithology, the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. Very Good condition, some foxing in margins and toning. Spot in left margin, unnoticable when properly matted and framed.