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The Seymer Legacy: Henry Seymer and Henry Seymer Jr of Dorset and their Entomological Paintings: with a catalogue of Butterflies and Plants (1755-1783)

Art / Photobook

By: RI Vane-Wright and HWD Hughes

330 pages, 72 colour plates

Forrest Text

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #165518 | ISBN: 0955074029
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NHBS Price: £195.00 $252/€214 approx
Hardback | Dec 2005 | #165519 | ISBN: 0955074037
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NHBS Price: £299.00 $386/€328 approx

About this book

This book presents a set of 72 watercolour paintings, Butterflies and Plants, made by the eighteenth century English naturalist Henry Seymer and his son, Henry Seymer Junior. The Seymers lived at Hanford, near Blandford Forum in Dorset. Apart from two images reproduced in Vane-Wright & Hughes (2004), none of this work, an intriguing combination of art and science, has ever been published before. The paintings went unseen, other than by members of the Seymer family, for over 200 years.

Two editions of this work are available.
The standard edition is bound in green Buckram with gold-blocked spine, and laminated dust jacket (order #165518).
The Collectors' Edition with a green Hydra leather binding, gold-blocking and inset plate on the front cover is supplied in matching slipcase. This edition, numbered and signed by the authors, is limited to 100 copies world-wide (order #165519).

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