These prints are from the last work of the noted British ornithologist Henry Seebohm - Coloured
Figures of the Eggs of British Birds. Following Seebohm's death in 1895 the
task of completing the editing of this volume was left to R. Bowlder Sharpe of the British
Museum. It is interesting to note that Sharpe also assumed editorial responsibility
for the Birds of Asia after the death of its artist - John Gould.