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2 January 2019


We have always loved the Mary Evans Picture Library, which often supplies pictures for the Biannually and Catalogue. This year they have sent a beautiful calendar. It’s the ‘decorative full-page colour plates produced for the Petit Larousse, a French-language encyclopaedic dictionary. First published in 1905, it features excellent reproductions in colour throughout. The majority of the plates in the calendar are the work of Adolphe Philippe Millot, whose natural history plates are vibrant, accurate and impeccably arranged, squeezing in as many species, varieties, shapes and colours as the page would allow.’ Here is September.

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