Author:Swainson, William

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Taxidermy, bibliography and biography

By: Swainson, William

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, and John Taylor: 1840

Edition: The cabinet cyclopaedia, conducted by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner: Natural History

Seller ID: 14220

Condition: V.g.


Ex-library copy with stamps etc. in crisp modern binding. The engraved frontispiece, with a portrait of William Swainson, is printed on thicker paper and is unfoxed. 392 pp. Part 1 (pp. 1-97) is an exposition of the craft of taxidermy; Part 2 (pp. 98-386) is a 'Bibliography of Zoology, with biographical sketches of the principal authors' which is arranged alphabetically by personal name. Swainson includes in this section a fairly lengthy autobiography on pp. 338-352. View more info