Red Start - Print from "A Natural History of Birds"
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Printed for the Author : and sold by William Innys and John Brindley
Red Start print from Albin's Natural History of Birds. Hand-colored print approximately 7" x 9". Albin was a water-colorist, who specialised in natural history illustrations. His Natural History of Birds was the first English-language ornithology book with colored plates. The illustrations were all based upon real birds, either live or stuffed. The engravings were hand colored by either Albin or his daughter, Elizabeth. The book was first printed in an extremely limited edition. A second edition, which is also very scarce, was published in 1738. Print is in nice shape. Double-matted.