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George Shaw and Frederick Nodder
The Naturalist's Miscellany 1789-1813

George Kearsley Shaw (1751-1813) had a distinguished and varied career in the sciences. After university, he practiced medicine, then went on to teach as lecturer of botany at Oxford University. In 1791, he became assistant keeper (and later full keeper) of the natural history department of the British Museum.  He was a member of both the Linnean Society and the Royal Society.  Concurrent with his other activities, Shaw published several scientific works:  Zoology of New Holland (1794), General Zoology or Systematic Natural History (1809-1826) and the Naturalist's Miscellany: or, Coloured Figures of Natural Objects; Drawn and Described Immediately from Nature (1789-1813). For the publication of the periodical Naturalist's Miscellany, Shaw collaborated with Frederick Polydore Nodder (1770-1800) who was responsible for the distinctive illustrations in the work. Nodder was an English flora and fauna illustrtor; also an accomplished copperplate engraver whose considerable artistry and skill endow the illustrations with a life-like quality which stand out in stark contrast to the dry, scientific renderings of dead animal specimens that predominated in that era. The hand-colored plates for the Naturalist's Miscellany are prized by collectors for their true to life qualities and are becoming increasingly harder to find as the supply vanishes.

 
 
  

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Achilles Butterfly
Product ID: 35886

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder 
"Papilio Achilles," Pl. 68


Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/4"x 5 1/2" overall plate measurement.      
Condition: Left margin slightly uneven from disbinding, few light foxing marks, light paper toning otherwise
excellent condition.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand-colored, London, 1791. Rare.
References: Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request. UD 1/10/18
Price: $225.00
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Antenor Butterfly
Product ID: 35861

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder
Papilio Antenor Pl. 197
 
Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/8 x 5 1/2"" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Right margin slightly uneven from disbinding, plate was struck off-center so part of the bottom
plate mark is missing will still mat nicely, light paper toning otherwise excellent condition.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1791. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.  UD 1/10/18
Price: $175.00
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Bird Catching Spider
Product ID: 18812

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder

Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/8 x 5 1/2"" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Very good.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1791. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $75.00
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Black Limax
Product ID: 18859

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder

Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/4 x 5 1/2"" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Very good.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1792. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $70.00
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Black-Striped Butterfly
Product ID: 35814

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder
Papilio Idea, Pl. 149

Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/4 x 5 1/2"" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Right margin slightly uneven from disbinding, light paper toning, one faint smudge will mat out otherwise
excellent condition.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1793. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.  UD 1/10/18
Price: $65.00
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Common Gordius
Product ID: 18847

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder

Dimensions: 8vo., 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" overall plate measurement.
Condition: 
Very good.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1792. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $25.00
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Dry Leaf Mantis
Product ID: 18845

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder

Dimensions: 8vo., 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" overall plate measurement.
Condition: 
Very good.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1792. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $50.00
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Eyed Hawk Moth
Product ID: 18818

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From The Naturalist's Miscellany, George Shaw and Frederick Nodder

Dimensions: 8vo., 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" overall plate measurement.
Condition:
Very good.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, London, 1792. Rare.
References:  Nissen IVB 869, SVB 465.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
Price: $70.00
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