Edwin Sheppard

d. 1904

Wood engraving continued to be used for bird book illustration late into the 19th century. Even after lithography took the place of metal engraving for bird art, wood engravings proved most effective for clear reproduction of anatomical detail. Many books which were chiefly illustrated by lithographic plates also contained wood engravings as additional descriptive material, some colored, and some not.

The colorful engraving shown here is believed to be the work of Edwin Sheppard.

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