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George Shaw and Frederick P. Nodder
The Naturalist's Miscellany (1789-1813)

Also plates from Thomas Martyn's Flora Rustica... (1792-1794)


Hand-coloured engravings
Sheet size: varies according to trimming, but approx. 5¾ x 9¾ inches for the Naturalist's Miscellany plates and 5 x 8½ for the Flora Rustica plates.

Please click on thumbnails for view of entire plate with any imperfections
(Darvill's watermark does not appear on actual engraving.)

Dedicated to the Most Illustrious Princess, Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, The Naturalist's Miscellany contains works of such beauty and originality that it is beloved by all who see it. The prints are hand-colored engravings on strong white Whatman paper, with the occasional Whatman watermark or date. The prints are in remarkable condition for a work that is 200 years old, with the colors of a beauty and vividness unsurpassed to this day in the world of hand colored prints. Darvill's Rare Prints is pleased to offer a selection of prints from this most curiously whimsical and humorous collection of prints.

Nodder also made illustrations for Erasmus Darwin’s Botanic Garden, and a number of delicate little plates for T. Martyn’s Flora Rustica …". The plates were not only drawn and engraved by Nodder, but also coloured under his direction. Thomas Martyn was professor of botany at Cambridge.

Prints from both The Naturalist's Miscellany and Flora Rustica are below

The five plates immediately below are from
THE NATURALIST'S MISCELLANY by George Shaw and Frederick P. Nodder (1789-1813)

Other plates from this series:
Mammals       Birds     Reptiles      Frogs, Turtles      Snakes     
Insects      Fish      Crabs      Corals      Sealife      Shells

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGES FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW
(The Darvill's electronic watermark has been added to thwart image theft—a growing problem online.
It obviously does not appear on the actual 200-year-old hand-coloured engraving.)

The Bee Ophrys (Bee Orchid)

Plate 23
The Bee Ophrys
(the Bee Orchid)

Rare "vertical double plate" with original fold in center, as issued.
[measures approx. 5¼ " at widest point x 17½" long].

Condition notes: slightly 'rumple' in the top portion; faint browning at center fold (as issued, with reinforcement on back of print); some typical browning around edges of paper.

$95

Venus's Fly-trap

Plate 40
Dionaea Muscipula, or
Venus's Fly-Trap

(photocopy of text included)

Condition note: text offsetting, which is typical for this particular print; faint soft diagonal crease (or more likely a paper wrinkle from when the paper was made over 200 years ago—really not noticeable).

Venus's Fly-trap

Plate 54
Fetid Stapelia, or the
Carrion-Flower

(text included)

$95

Plate 23
The Bee Ophrys
[top portion only of double plate seen to the left]
(photocopy of text included)

$45

The moving plant

Plate 70
Animated Hedysarum, or
The Moving Plant

(text included)

$85

THE PLATES BELOW ARE FROM Thomas Martyn's FLORA RUSTICA (1792-1794)
Drawn, engraved and published by Frederick P. Nodder
Size is generally about 5 x 8½ inches, though some trimming often occurs. Text is generally not available.

Dactylis

Plate 5
[Phleum, or Meadow Cat's-Tail Grass]

$30

Alopecurus, or Meadow Fox-tail Grass

Plate 6
[Alopecurus, or Meadow Fox-tail Grass]

$30

Dactylis

Plate 14
Dactylis, or Rough Cock's-foot Grass
(text included)

$15

Plate 17
[Phalaris, or Canary-Grass]

$30

Plate 18
[Phalaris aquatica, or Water Canary-Grass]

$30

Plate 19
[Medicago, or Hop Medick, Black Seed, Nonesuch]

$40

Plate 21
[Ranunculus]

$45

Plate 22
[Alopecurus agrestis, or Field Fox-tail Grass, or Mouse-tail Grass]

$30

Plate 24
[Valeriana, or Corn-salad, or Lamb's Lettuce]

$40

Plate 27
[Nardus]

$30

Plate 31
[Elymus, or Sea Lyme-Grass]

$25

Plate 32
[Arundo, or Sea Reed-Grass]

$25

Plate 33
[Loleum temulentum, or Darnel Grass]

$25

Plate 34
[Trifolium, or Creeping White Trefoil, White Honeysuckle, Dutch Clover]

$20
(age toned paper)

Plate 35
[Trifolium ochroleucum, or Pallid Trefoil]

$45

Plate 38
[Scandix, or Shepherd's Needle, or Venus's Comb]

$25

Plate 39
[Briza, or Middle Quaking-Grass]

$15
(foxed)

Plate 40
[Reseda, or Dyer's Weed, or Weld]

$25

Plate 41
[Isatis, or Common Dyer's Woad]

$25

Plate 42
[Euphrasia, or Red Eye-bright]

$35

Plate 45
[Hordeum sylvaticum, or Wood Barley-grass]

$20
(some foxing)

Plate 46
[Polygonum, or Buck-wheat]

$25
(age toned paper, corner loss)

Plate 48
[Medicago, or Lucern]

$30
(some age toning to paper)

Plate 49
[Brassica]

$30

Plate 51
[Sinapis, or Common Mustard]

$25
(age toned paper, light text offset)

Plate 54
[Galium, or Yellow Ladies Bed-straw]

$25

Plate 56
[Ranunculus, or Corn Crow-foot]

$35

Plate 57
[Sisymbrium, or Flixweed]

$20

Plate 60
[Colchicum, or Common Meadow Saffron]

Plate 63
[Trifolium incarnata, or Flesh-coloured Trefoil]

$40

Plate 65
[Melica nutans, or Mountain Melic-grass]

$30

Plate 68
[Fumaria, or Common Fumitory]

$20
(light foxing)

Plate 69
[Poterium, or Common Burnet]

$30
(light foxing)

Plate 71
[Raphanus, or Corn or Wild Radish]

$25
(light foxing)

Plate 72
[Trefolium, or Common Melilot Trefoil]

$25

Plate 77
[unidentified]

$30

Plate 78

$30

Plate 91

$30

Plate 92

$30

Plate 93

$35

Plate 94

$30

Plate 95

$30

Plate 96

$30

Prunus

Plate 100
Prunus
(text included)

$45

Plate 102

$25

Plate 104

$25

Plate 106

$30

Plate 107

$35

Plate 114

$25

Plate 118

$25

Plate 121

$20

Plate 122

$20

Plate 123

$20

Plate 128

$15

Plate 129

$25

Plate 135

$20

Plate 138

$20

Plate 141

$20

Plate 143

$20

 
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