'Library', c 1845.
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Vignette from a lithographic plate showing a gentleman reading by tallow candlelight in a library. Tallow, fat extracted from cattle and sheep, is used to make candles and soap. Taken from 'The Bull, Cow and Calf' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man', illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas, printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day & Haghe, and published by Thomas Varty.