Oriental Hound

Price: $75.00


ARTIST  Sir William Jardine

FROM   The Naturalists Library

CONDITION   Handcolored steel engraving
                     Sheet size:  4 1/8 x 6 ½   inches.

DATE  London 1841

DESCRIPTION Scarce Sir William Jardine was a key figure in the history of Victorian science.  He owned a fine private natural history museum and library in  Britain and made the study of natural history widely available by editing and issuing the The Naturalist's Library in forty small well illustrated, and relatively affordable volumes.  The Naturalist's library is a monument to Victorian industry and zeal for natural history education. The work is divided into four main sections: Ornithology, Mammalia, Entomology and Ichthyology