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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


Wood engraving of Thomas Bewick