Detail: 1878 – The Ibex Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – The Ibex (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“The Ibex – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “The Ibex, or Wild Goat, is rather larger than the common tame goat. It has wonderful horns, which arch completely over to the back of the neck. and weigh as much as fifteen or sixteen pounds. The word ‘Ibex’ means ‘to ascend’, ‘mount up’, and is a good name for an animal that can reach the top of a rock fifteen feet high at three bounds. ‘The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats’ -Psalm civ.18”
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