'Owen dines at the Palaeontographical Society, accompanied by those prehistoric creatures whose fossil bones he knew so intimately. 19th-century lithograph by A. Orton after E. C. Rye'

@cyrilpedia Ooh, there's a brilliant book about the fued between Richard Owen and his rival Gideon Mantell, worth checking out. Also other people in that fevered time of discovery, like Huxley, Anning, Darwin.

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