Ruff (machetes pugnax) #557 from the "A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE, INCLUDING ALL THE SPECIES INHABITING THE WESTERN PALÆARCTIC REGION" by Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler, Sharpe and Arthur Hay Vicount Walden. Large 4to size (12.50" x 9.75"). London 1871–1881 (with supplement that came out in 1896). 720 hand-coloured lithographs, by John Gerrard Keulemans, Joseph Wolf, Edward Neale, Archibald Thorburn and others. Originally published in 93 parts.
This print is from 1878, the artist is Neale and includes text pages.
Condition: Very good overall; with the typical impurities in the paper, including a slight ripple in the paper descending from below far left bird's right foot toward E, Neale, del; binding holes.