Lofthouse, J. L. ;  Crawford Scott, Eileen
Lofthouse, J. L. ; Crawford Scott, Eileen
Mid-nineteenth century scrap book : 80 Pages containing approximately 170 natural history images.The majority are late-18th to mid-19th century hand-coloured engravings and lithographs, but there are also at least 2 watercolours of birds.
The scrap book appears to have belonged to at least two people as it has the following inscriptions on the inside of the front cover 'J.L. 1846' and 'J. L. Lofthouse..Granpapa 1860', the latter inscription is partly obscured by a later book plate of Eileen Crawford Scott. The scrap book has been well used. It has yellow card covers that are much soiled and practically detached from the contents. The upper cover bears the legend 'The Jumble Book' by J L Lofthouse. The contents are mostly fairly clean but there is some soiling and foxing to some images and several pages are loose. The book contains images of birds (including two of Dodos, of which one dated 1792 is particularly striking and measures 175 x 113 mm), mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and flowers. In addition, there are some loosely inserted early-20th century clippings from newspapers and magazines.
Signature: Signed by the Owner
Size: 4to - 270 x 170 mm