Philip Henry Gosse - Entomologia Terrae Novae

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As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. “When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having…

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. "When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands", says Ted.

As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. “When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having…

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. "When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands", says Ted.

Six insect illustrations on one page.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A Rare, Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

Five insect illustrations on one page.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A Rare, Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A black and white illustration of Pissodes striatulus.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A black and white illustration of Pissodes striatulus by English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse.

One page in the open notebook.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A Rare, Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

Black swallowtails in different lifecycle stages.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

A Rare, Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

Colour illustrations of butterflies and small stems.

A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

Colour illustrations of butterflies and small stems done by English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse.

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