This series of color prints is from a popular guide to bird egg collecting from the late
1800s in England. Each print features a number of bird eggs, with the bird
identified at the bottom of the print. The preface to the guide states "This is
in no way intended to encourage the wholesale and useless collecting of birds' eggs, but
is intended to convey a better knowledge, and thus secure a higher appreciation, of the
beauty and poetry of Bird life."