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Common Echidna. Australian Spiny Anteater antique print c1896.

Common Echidna. Australian Spiny Anteater antique print c1896.

by Lydekker, Richard

Antique print of the Australian Echidna. Colour-printed lithograph. With spines like a porcupine, beak like a bird, and pouch like a kangaroo, it lays eggs like a reptile.

Chromolilthograph printed in 1896 by Wyman & Sons Ltd for A Hand-book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata by Richard Lydekker, B.A., F.R.S., Vice-President of the Geological Society, etc., etc., as part of (Edward) Lloyd's Natural History, edited by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, L.L.D., F.L.S., &c, Wyman & Sons coloured the steel plates engraved by William Home Lizars (1788-1859) and published by Lizars in 1841 for Sir William Jardine’s Naturalist’s Library. In the original publication each of the fine steel engraved portraits of marsupials by Lizars was highlighted by hand-colour, against an uncoloured habitat background.

Page size is 120 x 180mm (4 3/4 x 7 inches).

Stock Number: apRLm38Price: $95.00

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