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Genre: Juvenile Literature
Language: English

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Genre: Juvenile Literature
Publisher: Date taken from British Library Public Catalogue.This work is not intended to be of a strictly scientific character, but rather of an entertaining, descriptive, and generally instructive nature; and is designed to excite the interest of young people and of their elders who have not hitherto given any attention to the subject of Natural History ... In the following chapters we shall describe the most striking animals among the Mammalia, reserving many smaller but not less interesting, with the domestic animals, and the Amphibia and Cetacea, for other volumes.--Introduction.Colour wood-engraved plates are with signature: A. F. Lydon. All are with title captions.Plates were printed and engraved by Benjamin Fawcett. Cf. McLean, Ruari and Antonia. Benjamin Fawcett: engraver and colour printer, 1988.Most wood-engraved illustrations within the text are unsigned. One is with signature: HB-G? and another with signatures: WE? and Sargent Sc i.e. G. F. Sargent?McLean, Ruari and Antonia..
Date: 1872.
Place: London
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Date taken from British Library Public Catalogue.This work is not intended to be of a strictly scientific character, but rather of an entertaining, descriptive, and generally instructive nature; and is designed to excite the interest of young people and of their elders who have not hitherto given any attention to the subject of Natural History ... In the following chapters we shall describe the most striking animals among the Mammalia, reserving many smaller but not less interesting, with the domestic animals, and the Amphibia and Cetacea, for other volumes.--Introduction.Colour wood-engraved plates are with signature: A. F. Lydon. All are with title captions.Plates were printed and engraved by Benjamin Fawcett. Cf. McLean, Ruari and Antonia. Benjamin Fawcett: engraver and colour printer, 1988.Most wood-engraved illustrations within the text are unsigned. One is with signature: [HB-G?] and another with signatures: [WE?] and Sargent Sc [i.e. G. F. Sargent?]McLean, Ruari and Antonia. Benjamin Fawcett, p. 162-163.MASS copy: Bound in red sand-grain cloth blocked in black, gold and blind. Spine with imprint: Groombridge. Upper cover blocked in gold and black with illustrations similar to those within the text. With pale pastel yellow endpapers. With prize inscription: Ernest Brooke Cozens. Prize for Music. -- Christmas. 1878..
Number of pages: 184
Language: English


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