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Flea, Garden Spider, Tarantula Spider, Scorpions, Centipede, Mellipede c1822

Flea, Garden Spider, Tarantula Spider, Scorpions, Centipede, Mellipede c1822

by Tegg, Thomas/William

Wee beasties.. finely engraved on steel by G.F. Shroeder for the 1822 edition of Goldsmith's Animated Nature.

Original steel engraving by G.F. Shroeder for “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature” by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74), first published in 1774. This work aimed to bring together all that was known about the planet, earth, plants, animals and human inhabitants. It proved to be so popular that it was reissued with updates more than twenty times. This edition was published in London, circa 1822 by Thomas Tegg (1776-1845). 

To border measures 95 x 160mm (3.3/4 x 6.1/4 inches). Page size is 210 x 130mm (8.1/4 x 5.1/8 inches).

Stock Number: apTegg93Price: $33.00

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