One of the most ambitious natural history projects of the nineteenth century was THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY, edited by Sir William Jardine. He turned to top nature artists to create the fine engravings used to illustrate the text. The result was a series of beautifully hand-colored plates, some picturing now extinct birds, fish, insects, reptiles and mammals. The plate is clean, the paper faintly age-toned, and the colors bright and vibrant. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: "The Chamois" (Original Hand-Colored ...
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
Illustrator: J. Stewart (drawing) & W. H. Lizars (engraver)
Edition: Circa 1865
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