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Animal of the Pearly Nautilus.. George Shaw c1808

Animal of the Pearly Nautilus.. George Shaw c1808

by Shaw, George

Nautilus taken out of its Shell, antique print c1808... with enlarged Outline of one of the Arms.

Original copperplate engraving by Heath for Zoological lectures delivered at the Royal Institution by George Shaw, M.D.,F.R.S., &c.with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens printed in Fleet Street, London by George Kearsley c1808 (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. the following year he joined the newly founded Linnaean 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 until he died.

Page size 235 x 155mm (9.25 x 6 inches).


Stock Number: apGS.pn143Price: $125.00