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The Naturalist's Library - Ornithology
A Natural History of Parrots by Selby

Photos of plates from A Natural History of Parrots by Prideaux John Selby. This volume from The Naturalist's Library measures about 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide. It includes a steel engraving of Thomas Bewick, a hand-colored frontis, and 30 hand-colored plates after artist Edward Lear. When a young man, Lear launched his career with an extraordinary work on parrots. These plates are miniature versions of his originals.

Front board

Back board

Spine

Wood engraving of Thomas Bewick

 

Frontispiece