The Naturalist’s Library: Horses – William Jardine (1800s)

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The Naturalist’s Library: Horses – William Jardine (1800s)

S$42.00

Title: The Naturalist’s Library: Mammalia – Horses

Author: Sir William Jardine

Publisher: W. H. Lizars. No date. Probably mid to late 1800s.

Condition: Hardcover, pocket size. Reading copy only, lacking all plates.

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About Jardine (from Wikipedia):

Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet (23 February 1800 – 21 November 1874) was a Scottish naturalist. He is known for his editing of a long series of natural history books, The Naturalist’s Library.

Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist’s Library (1833–1843) issued and published by his brother in law, the Edinburgh printer and engraver, William Home Lizars. The series was divided into four main sections: Ornithology (14 volumes), Mammalia (13 volumes), Entomology (7 volumes), and Ichthyology (6 volumes); each prepared by a leading naturalist. James Duncan wrote the insect volumes. The artists responsible for the illustrations included Edward Lear. The work was published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars. The frontispiece is a portrait of Pierre André Latreille.