THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS. ANON, Possibly J. W. L. Glaisher.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.

W. S. Johnson, 60 St. Martin's Lane, Charring Cross. No date. Circa 1850.

(4.7 x 4.2 inches). Two concertina sheets, each printed on one side with 6 hand coloured woodcuts of animals above the accompanying text in each section. Unbound as issued, in pale peach coloured paper wraps with the title, publisher details and a woodcut illustration to the front panel and an advert for The Home Circle Magazine, a family magazine (this periodical was only published between 1849-54), on the rear, both within a decorative border. The illustrated pages feature fairly crude hand colouring and there are a few creases but they are complete and generally very good indeed. There is a later (dated June '95) neat pencil inscription on the front wrapper cover, which has a few creases but is overall in very good condition. An attractive and rare survivor. No copy with this title listed on Worldcat or Copac, although the book is clearly a variant edition of the book 'The natural history of Birds and Beasts' which was issued in the same format and by the same publisher. ---- W. S. Johnson was located at 60, St. Martin's Lane between 1846 and 1862. - P.A.H. Brown. London publishers and printers, (page 101). --- The home circle, a family magazine, was published between 1849-54. Some of the listings on worldcat give Glaisher as author for the similar titled Natural history of birds and beasts.

Item #10609

Price: £400.00