Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1845 Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903) - large coloured woodcut of HIPPOPOTAMUS
Very rare original coloured woodcut from the series:
'Plates Illustrative of Natural History'. Each volume with letterpress title 'Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural History, with a short Description annexed to each Plate'
Engraved woodcut with a paragraph of text beneath, giving a brief description of the animal, sometimes with Biblical references to it.
31 x 26.3 cm
It appears these delightful didactic plates were also sold separately and were available at 3/4d. Plain, 2d. Coloured!!
Minor edge wear with 2 closed tears to margin. Tiny tear closed without loss. Minor staining to upper margin. Extremely rare coloured.