Beeton [Samuel Orchart Beeton 1831-1877 first publisher]
BEETON'S BOOK OF HOME PETS: showing how to rear and manage, in sickness and in health, birds, poultry, pigeons, rabbits, guinea-pigs, dogs, cats .. inhabitants of the aquarium, etc. Illustrated by upwards of two hundred woodcuts from designs principally by Harrison Weir, and several coloured illustrations from water-colour sketches mostly by the same artist. With a Chapter on Ferns.
Ward, Lock and Tyler
Colour plates (10) by W. Dickes and Harrison Weir + more than 200 woodcuts in text from designs mainly by Harrison Weir.
Octavo red roan spined boards (neatly rebacked in matching red cloth) xvi +832pp +pp publisher's book list. Titlepage lacking 1cm at top cormer without loss of text, first few leaves a bit foxed then clean & crisp throughout. *Originally published in 1861 by S.O. Beeton (best known as publisher of his wife Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management). Well and profusely illustrated, surprisingly scarce in any edition.
Price: GBP 75.00 or USD 105.00
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