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A scholar's study. Etching by C.W. Sherborn, 1890.

  • Sherborn, Charles William, 1831-1912.
Date
1890
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652658i
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Among items shown are a bust of Shakespeare, a profile portrait of Charles Darwin in a roundel, statuettes of the Sphinx and of the Venus de Milo, plants, a microscope, and a bookcase of 16th-18th century books, reflecting the bibliographical, antiquarian and natural historical interests of Charles Davies Sherborn, then engaged on the first volume of his Index animalium 1785-1850 (1902-1933)

Publication/Creation

1890.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 13.9 x 9.5 cm

Lettering

Ex libris Caroli Davies Sherborn. C.W. Sherborn fecit 1890

Creator/production credits

Bookplate of Charles Davies Sherborn, engraved by his father

Lettering note

The bookcase is inscribed Libri amici deus natura (Latin, books are friends, nature is God)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 652658i

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  • Latin


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