William Swainson

Lot 406: Swainson - Shells

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

April 21, 2018
Franklin, TN, US

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Description: This rare, quarto shell lithograph is from William Swainson's Exotic Conchology; or figures and descriptions of rare, beautiful, or undescribed Shells. The work was published in London by Henry G. Bohn in 1841. The work was edited by Syvanus Hanley. Many of the shells featured in the work are from New Zealand, Australia, and the South Seas. Dance referred it to as "one of the most beautifully illustrated works on shells ever published."
Dimensions: ~ 9" by 11 3/4"
Artist or Maker: William Swainson
Medium: Originally Hand-colored Lithograph
Date: 1841
Condition Report: The work is in very good condition overall. There are some light marks or fox marks scattered on the paper. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
Literature: Exotic Conchology; or Figures and Descriptions of Rare, Beautful, or Undescribed Shells
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