Proof plate of the Lesser Noddy from the "Birds of Australia", signed by Mathews with notations. Micranous Tenuirostris. G. M. J. G. Keulemans Mathews.

Proof plate of the Lesser Noddy from the "Birds of Australia", signed by Mathews with notations. Micranous Tenuirostris.

London: Witherby & Co, 1913. This is a proof plate signed by Mathews in the lower right corner, uncolored. There is a pencil notation on the tail area "please, fill in", correcting a printing error, and "Print this shade not darker" and "116" in the top right. The notation in the top left corner is a number "328". Paper size 13 3/4 x 9 3/4". Ca. 1913. Mathews published his masterwork "Birds of Australia" from 1910 through 1928. In their published form, the lithographs were hand colored. The Lesser Noddy is a sea bird from the Houtman Abrolhos area, Western Australia. Three small pinholes in the left sized and couple of small foxed spots, corners a little bumped o/w vgc. Item #13820

Price: $450.00

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