We are offering you an early hand-colored butterfly or moth print from The Naturalist's Library, edited by Sir William Jardine. The print has been prepared by the well-known engraver Lizars. The Naturalist's Library was published in a number of different editions and because we do not have the original books we are unable to establish which edition this print came from. It is most likely from the time span 1830 to 1840. The print is approximately 8 3/8 inches by 6 7/8 inches. The print is in reasonably good condition. It has typical foxing as usually found in paper from this era and the paper is somewhat fragile. This print was a two page spread and consequently has several small binding holes in the middle. In addition, the outer edges will have minor wrinkles, tears, and folds. None of this would interfere with the look of the print if properly matted. We are listing this print alone but we are also listing smaller prints in sets of two and have multiple sets to offer at Sweetpea Cottage. If you do not like the subject matter of this print, then be sure to look at the other sets. You might find something that you cannot live without. These prints would look terrific if they were archivally matted and then framed. They will be great accent pieces for your living room, bed room, or den. Be sure to check them all out and ask any questions that you might have.
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