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Virginian Horned Owl. George Shaw antique print c1808

Virginian Horned Owl. George Shaw antique print c1808

by Shaw, George

Fine copperplate engraving of an American Horned Owl.

Original copperplate engraving by Shaw's principal engraver, Mrs M. Griffith, for Zoological lectures delivered at the Royal Institution, with plates from the first authorities and most select George Shaw, M.D.,F.R.S., &c... published in London in 1808 (later hand-colour).

George Shaw (1751-1813), was educated by his father, the Reverend Timothy Shaw, until 1765 when he entered Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A.,1769. M.A.,1772). George Shaw was ordained as a Deacon in 1774 but left this profession to study medicine in Edinburgh for three years. He then returned to Oxford where he was deputy-lecturer in Botany. George Shaw was admitted to the degrees of M.B. and M.D. in 1787 and then practised as a doctor in London. In 1788 he joined the newly founded Linnean Society of London, and in 1789 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1791 Shaw was appointed to the natural history section of the British Museum. In 1807 he was appointed Keeper and retained that position for his remaining six years.

Page size 215mm x 130mm ( 8.5inches x 5inches). Slight age-discolouration, which is not surprising after nearly 220 years in circulation...

Stock Number: apBir30Price: $125.00