Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom
Captain Thomas Brown
Archibald Fullarton & Co, Glasgow & Edinburgh; W Curry, Jun & Co, Dublin; Simpkin & Marshall, and Orr & Smith, London; 1834.
Hardback; 115 x 170 mm; half leather marbled boards, decorative spine with raised bands, titles in gold; xi & 923 pages. No illustrations. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though there is cracking along the endpaper gutters. The covers are worn and scuffed, and one panel of the spine has only the stamped impression of the author’s name. Bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper leaving a ghost image on the facing front free endpaper. Pencil annotation on the front free endpaper. Some tanning and foxing of the front and back matter.
“Containing illustrations of the character, habits, dispositions, and capabilities of quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles, and insects, and forming an appropriate supplement to ‘Goldsmith’s Animated Nature.’”