J.W. Ludlow was an ornithological artist who specialized in domesticated birds. He illustrated several books published by Cassell and others between 1867 and 1886 on poultry, pigeons, as well as canaries and other cage birds. His poultry illustrations are considered classics and are widely reproduced in posters today.
Lewis Wright was a Victorian-era author, editor and poultry, pigeon and animal expert. He played a major part in documenting old and rare breeds of poultry and recording their histories. Wright was the subject of the 2001 book Lewis Wright and His Poultry by Joseph Batty (London: Northbrook Publishing).
Condition: Generally very good, with the usual overall toning, wear, soft creases. Some minor discoloration in margins, can be matted out.