W. H. LIZARS, Leaves from the book of nature: Kangaroos, &c. [Salesmen's sheet] Enlarge 1 /1

W. LIZARS

Edinburgh, Scotland 1788 – Jedburgh, Scotland 1859

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Leaves from the book of nature: Kangaroos, &c. [Salesmen's sheet] 1846
Collection Title: Jardine, William (ed.). Leaves from the Book of Nature, Containing the Principal Illustrations in Jardine's Naturalist's Library. Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars [etc], 1846
Place made: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: [JARDINE (WILLIAM)] Leaves from the Book of Nature, Containing the Principal Illustrations in Jardine's Naturalist's Library, first edition, hand-coloured pictorial title-page and 117 hand-coloured engraved plates, 2 leaves of index, contemporary green half morocco gilt, rubbed, t.e.g., upper joint weakened, folio (550 x 423mm.), Edinburgh, W.H. Lizars; London, S. Highly; Dublin, W. Curry, [1846] FOOTNOTES RARE: this format is not recorded in any of the major bibliographies. The volume is in four divisions (Mammalia, 39 plates; Ornithology, 42 plates; Icthyology, 18 plates; Entomology, 18 plates), each plate containing between six and twelve finely hand-coloured illustrations from Jardine's Naturalist's Library. Bonhams AUCTION 18784: BOOKS, MAPS, MANUSCRIPTS AND HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 22 Mar 2011, lot 59
Dimensions: printed image 52.4 h x 36.8 w cm sheet 54.4 h x 40.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gregg collection of Australian and Pacific colonial prints. Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2010.
Accession No: NGA 2011.95
Subject: Australia, Animal: Kangaroo
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Ted and Gina Gregg, Sydney, February 2011.