Antique Print Locust Of Eqypt, Naturalist Library W.h. Lizars C1839, Cover
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Antique Print Locust Of Eqypt, Naturalist Library W.h. Lizars C1839, Cover:
Produced for the world famous William Jardine's"The Naturalist's Library" Entomology Vol XXVIII c1841
"LOCUSTS of Egypt"
Printed by W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh. Overall good condition, steel engraving, hand color, blank to verso.
Good condition, some age tone, Approx Page size: 6.5" X 4.25" (165mm x 105mm), blank to versoTRACKING YOUR ITEM:If you wish to have tracking on your item, you MUST pay the appropriate charge.
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If you have any questions please send us an email and we will get back to you within 24 hours.One of the finest and most thorough studies of natural history in the nineteenth century fell under the direction of Sir William Jardine. He made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing and issuing the hugely popular 40 volumes of "The Naturalist's Library" (1833-1842) with hand colored wood engravings and descriptions of all vertebrate species divided into 4 sections: mammals, birds, fish and insects, each prepared by a leading naturalist. Jardine commissioned experts throughout Europe to write individual volumes on their fields of animal studies. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment of this nine-year undertaking was that each book contained at least thirty splendid engravings by W. H. Lizars. These engravings - some introducing newly discovered species, others portraying now extinct animals have for over a century and a half been considered to be among the finest pictorial representations of their kind. The engravings were always colored by artists before publication and only the subject was hand-colored leaving the background illustration as the original black engraving.MORE GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINTS
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