Red-Breasted Merganser. Adult Male, Winter.
Neale, Edward (illus).
London. No date. [1881 - 1887].
Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches on sheet 12 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Adhesive residue in upper left and right corner of verso (image not affected), 3 1/2 inch soft crease to lower right corner and single spot in right margin (both outside image area). Very good condition. An original lithograph from E.T. Booth's "Rough Notes on the Birds observed during 25 years' Shooting and Collecting in the British Isles", artist Edward Neale here charmingly and realistically depicts the bird and its habitat. Anker ("Bird Books and Bird Art") notes that "the beautiful plates (lithographs coloured by hand) show the birds in different plumages." These beautifully executed lithographs are rather scarce. Item #40881