The illustrations adorning the covers of these notebooks are taken from Jones’ Icones: a stunning six-volume manuscript containing paintings of some of the most important butterfly and moth collections at the end of the eighteenth century. It is the work of William Jones (1745–1818), a wealthy wine merchant from Chelsea who, on retirement, devoted the rest of his life to studying and painting butterflies and moths. Held in the archives of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the volumes contain over 1,500 ink and gouache paintings representing 760 species from around the world - with work continuing to this day to determine whether all the original specimens depicted still survive.
Set of three softback notebooks with stitched spines.
48 ruled pages each.
Notebooks measure 21 x 14.8 cm (A5 size).
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