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Plate 23 showing five figures of fossilised teeth and antler fragments, one identified by Buckland as a large red deer, discovered at Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire [England]. Figures 3-4 are on a single original sheet, upon which figures 1, 2, and 5 have been pasted. The original sheet bears the pasted-over inscription 'Frances Duncombe delt. Feby. 14th 1822' with notes on specimen sizes. Figure 5 is also signed 'Frances Duncombe del.' The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked '1816'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.

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14 February 1822
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Ink and watercolour on paper
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2 pages

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William Buckland

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William Buckland, Paintings and drawings, fossilised deer teeth and antlers by Frances Duncombe, 14 February 1822, PT/73/9/25, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 19 June 2024

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