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William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,
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 12. Elephant, Two Horned Rhinoceros'.
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.