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Salem’s Spider Man

Obviously I am shamelessly exploiting both popular culture and alliteration with my title, but nevertheless James Henry Emerton (1847-1931), one of Salem’s most successful commercial artists, did indeed love spiders. He was a self-proclaimed “zoological...
From: streets of salem on 15 Jan 2022

Proof sheets of illustrations for publications…

A collection of 24 proof sheets, mostly eight images per sheet, surrounded by typographic border. The images range from individual animals, such as sloth, sheep dog, ass, lion and tiger, to small country scenes by Bewick or in his style, to battledowrs...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Nov 2021

The six ologies

Printmaker: Stanley, Edward, 1779-1849, printmaker. Title: The six ologies : viz. entomology, anthology, demonology, ornithology, craniology, apology. Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825] Catalog Record Folio 75 St787 825...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 May 2021

The forces of reproduction. Meta/physics and insect sex in eighteenth-century entomology

In the early modern era, popular opinion on insect reproduction was largely based on the Aristotelian concept of ‘spontaneous generation’. Yet, in the seventeenth century, natural historians began to challenge this longstanding concept, which...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 15 Oct 2020

Your Observation … concerning Insects, is … just and solid.

The letters between MARY “POLLY” STEVENSON and Benjamin Franklin are so interesting and charming I have decided to include Franklin’s letters as well as Polly’s as they form a personal conversation providing a window into the life...
From: In the Words of Women on 23 Jan 2019

The itinerant chancellor

Four rows of designs with one to three designs in each, individually titled. Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, lithographer, artist. Title: The itinerant chancellor [graphic] ; [and 9 other designs] / C.J. Grant invent.,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2018

Swarms of flies, and a holy exterminator

My images are of stained glass now in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury. The panels, purchased by the Reverend William Gorsuch Rowland in the second quarter of the 19th century, were originally in the Altenberger Dom (North Rhine, Westphalia)....
From: Early Modern Whale on 17 May 2017

How to Get Rid of Stinging Insects, 1633

Francesco Stelluti, Persio (1630)University of Oklahoma "The Generall Method of Preventing, and Curing all venemous Stingings and Bitings. Prevention is onely two wayes: By having an eye to all places where they are likely to be abroad: And by driving...
From: Ask the Past on 28 Aug 2015

arsvitaest: Apple blossoms with insects Author: Margaretha...

arsvitaest: Apple blossoms with insects Author: Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch (German, 1716?–1795)Medium: Gouache on paper

heaveninawildflower: Plate from ‘Metamorphasibus Insectorum...

heaveninawildflower: Plate from ‘Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensium’ (1719) by Maria Sibylla Merian. Image and text courtesy - theantiquarium.com Full-color, so lovely. Insects!

William Kirby of Barham

William Kirby (1759—1850) was a long-time rector of Barham in Suffolk and a famous entomologist. He was the son of Lucy Meadows of Witnesham and William Kirby, Joshua Kirby’s brother. William went to school in Ipswich and then up to Cambridge...
From: Kirby and his world on 2 Feb 2014

Richard III and the Perils of Foam!

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Second Update Textiles, whether everyday clothes or theatre costume, are at risk of attack from a variety of sources. Light, insect and animal pests, fluctuating levels of temperature and relative humidity – these...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 May 2013

Journal Special Issue: Natural History, Medicine, and New Science

Our pertinacious (we’re running out of adjectives) Martin Lister Research Fellow – and recent inductee of the Linnean Society – Anna Marie Roos has guest-edited a special issue of the prestigious journal Notes and Records of the Royal Society. The...

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