Featured Collection: Jardine’s Naturalist’s Library
Sir William Jardine was a Scottish naturalist. He is known for his editing of a long series of natural history books, The Naturalist’s Library. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist’s Library (1833–1843) issued and published by his brother in law, the Edinburgh printer and engraver, William Home Lizars. The series was divided into four main sections: Ornithology (14 volumes), Mammalia (13 volumes), Entomology (7 volumes), and Ichthyology (6 volumes); each prepared by a leading naturalist.
SuperStock is now digitizing the hand-colored, engraved illustrations from this collection in greater quality than ever previously available. J. Gilbert Johnston, Jr. of Antique Nature Prints has made his collection available for licensing today!