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Pair - Petty Chaps Nest & Eggs
Shipping and Ordering Information
Harmonia Ruralis; Or An Essay Towards a Natural History of British Song Birds
~ 9 1/4" by 12 1/4"
Original Hand-colored Engraving
Condition of Plate:
Overall Good to Very Good. A Previous owner penned alternate names at the lower edge. There is some light smudging and handling more towards the edges. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
Author and Work Detail: This attractive pair of hand-colored engravings of a bird and nest & eggs is from James Boltonís Harmonia Ruralis; Or An Essay Towards a Natural History of British Song Birds. The work was published in London by Henry G. Bohn in 1845.|
Bolton was an English illustrator and naturalist. Harmonia Ruralis is widely considered his masterpiece. Boltonís nest and egg prints are the most desired amongst collectors. This particular edition is often considered to have the most subtle and fine hand-coloring.