Author:Henry Noel Humphreys

Henry Noel Humphreys
British illustrator, naturalist, entomologist, and numismatist


  • Rome, and Its Surrounding Scenery, texts accompanying engravings (1840) (external scan)
  • British Butterflies and their Transformations (1841) (external scan)
  • British Moths and Their Transformations, (1843-45) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Parables of Our Lord (1846) (external scan)
  • The Miracles of Our Lord (1848) (external scan)
  • Maxims and Precepts of the Saviour (1849)
  • The Art of Illumination and Missal-Painting: A Guide to Modern Illuminators (1849)
  • The Coins of England: A Sketch of the Progress of the English Coinage, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (1848)
  • The Gold, Silver, and Copper Coins of England, Exhibited in a Series of Fac-Similes of the Most Interesting Coins of Each Successive Period (1849) (external scan)
  • The Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages (1849) (external scan)
  • Ancient Coins: Being a Concise Account of the Origin of the Art of Coining, Its Early Progress, Highest Development, and Its Gradual Decay with the Decline of the Roman Empire (1850)
  • Ten Centuries of Art: Its Progress in Europe from the IXth to the XIXth Century (1852) (external scan)
  • The Coin Collector's Manual: or, Guide to the Numismatic Student in the Formation of a Cabinet of Coins (1853) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing (1853) (external scan)
  • The Coinage of the British Empire: An Outline of the Progress of the Coinage in Great Britain and Her Dependencies, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (1854) (external scan)
  • Stories by an Archæologist and His Friends (1856) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Ocean Gardens: The History of the Marine Aquarium (1857) (external scan)
  • River Gardens: Being an Account of the Best Methods of Cultivating Fresh-Water Plants in Aquaria (1857) (external scan)
  • The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home: Being an Account of a New Method of Observing the Curious Metamorphoses of Some of the Most Beautiful of Our Native Insects (1858)
  • The Genera and Species of British Butterflies (1860) (external scan)
  • The Genera of British Moths (1860) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Goethe in Strassbourg: A Dramatic Nouvelette (1860)
  • "Ichneumon Flies and Their Predatory Larvæ" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 6 (1862)
  • "Satirical Medals of the Time of the Reformation" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 6 (1862)
  • "Beautiful Monstrosities" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 7 (1862)
  • "Useful Monstrosities" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 7 (1862)
  • "Etruscan Jewellery: Necklaces" in Once a Week (magazine), Series 1, 8 (1863)
  • A History of the Art of Printing from Its Invention to Its Wide-Spread Development in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century (1867) (external scan)
  • Rembrandt's Etchings Illustrated by a Selection of Specimens Reproduced in Facsimile: Accompanied by a Life of Rembrandt, and a Brief Criticism of His Works as a Painter and Engraver (1871)

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.