Jones’ Icones is 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. Work continues to this day to determine whether all the original specimens depicted still survive.
This set of three A5, softback notebooks with high quality ruled paper makes an exquisite gift for nature-lovers and writers alike.
- 3 A5 lined notebooks with stitched spine
- 48 ruled pp each, 210 x 148 mm
- ISBN: 9781851245413
- Publication November 2020
In association with Oxford University Museum of Natural History