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Antique Vintage Beetle Print . plate 8 . original coleoptera engraving art dated 1835 vol II

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This is a beautiful hand coloured print from Sir William Jardine's Naturalist Library, published by W.H.Lizars of Edinburgh. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of victorian society by editing and issuing the forty volumes of The Naturalist's Library. It was divided into four main sections; Ornithology, Mammalia, Entomology and Ichthyology; each prepared by a leading naturalist. The artists responsible for the illustrations included Edward Lear.

plate 8
Elater melanocephalus, Lampyris Italica, Lampyris Latreillii, Lycus festivus, Malachius marginellus, Priocera variegata

Condition - The condition of the print is very good. The hand colouring is vibrant. The paper is cream in colour and toned due to it's old age. This is a small print measuring approximately 6 3/4" x 4 1/4".

This is an ORIGINAL antique print. A copy of the title page is included in the listing.

All prints are sent Recorded (Signed For) Priority Airmail. They are packaged within sturdy foam boards.

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Antique Vintage Beetle Print . plate 8 . original coleoptera engraving art dated 1835 vol II

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ephemera
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