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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.

Title: 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.
Description: London, Ward, Lock and Tyler 1870 approx. 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 +[16]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.

Keywords: animals pets dogs mice silk worms natural history

Price: GBP 82.00 = appr. US$ 117.09 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V74334

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