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William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,

published circa 1827,

£165 each

William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,

published circa 1827,

Based on the worked of Georges Louis LeClerc, Count of Buffon, these original copper-engraved natural history engravings feature original hand-colour. Framed in faux bamboo moulding.

'Plate 23. Dromedary, Camel'.

£165 each

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Dimensions: 29cm (11½") High, 23cm (9") Wide, 2.5cm (1") Deep
Stock code: P00964 B
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William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (1740–1795) was a Scottish printer who edited the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was also a naturalist and antiquary, who was joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a friend of Robert Burns.

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