JARDINE, Sir William (1800-1874)
Sir William Jardine's Illustrations of the Duck Tribe
Jardine Hall, Lockerby, Dumfries: Privately printed at the Expense of the Author, . Quarto. Title, plate list, nine hand colored engraved plates (three by Edward Lear, four by Selby, one by Jardine and one by James Stewart). Some staining to the title. Original green upper wrapper bound in the rear.
Modern calf-backed marbled paper covered boards.
Rare privately-printed work on ducks by Jardine, with hand-colored plates.
According to Wood, the images include eight plates from Jardine and Selby's Illustrations of Ornithology (Original series: 62, 95, 137, 138, 146, 147; New Series: xxiii and xxix). Privately printed and evidently disseminated by Jardine, the work is very rare.
Nissen IVB 470; Zimmer, p. 32; Freeman 1931.