The Naturalist’s Library was published in 40 volumes between 1833-1843 and was the first major, publicly-available work of its kind. It was published by William Jardine, 7th Baronet of Applegarth, a Scottish naturalist whose own natural history museum and library were said to be the best in Britain. The 7 volumes of entomology were written by Scottish entomologist James Duncan and illustrated by numerous artists.
This illustration depicts the queen form of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
The bronze-tone brooch is made from nickel-free alloy, and the glass cabochon is 25mm across. Each brooch comes in a sturdy black card gift box.