London: Merrell Holberton, (1998),
First Edition. quarto, blue boards in decorative dust jacket. 128pp. Merrell Holberton, Item #18456
First in the series Art of Nature. Abbot was a pioneer artist who supplied collectors and other naturalists with specimens and exquisite paintings and drawings of birds, insects and plants. Some of the birds he painted are now extinct. He is relatively unknown in contrast to his contemporaries John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson. With 60 beautifully colored plates with Abbot's own comments, a Transcript of Manuscript 'Notes on my Life', a bibliography, and index. Very fine.