Philadelphia: Published by John Grigg, 1828. 189pp. plus twelve color plates, including frontispiece and extra engraved title. Contemporary three quarter sheep and paper boards, spine gilt. Rear board detached, inner front hinge reinforced. Binding rubbed and worn, especially at spine ends and corners. Small tear in outer margin of page iii-iv and page 71-72, in both cases affecting a few letters. Scattered foxing. A sound copy. Item #WRCAM34041
The handcolored engravings depict a wide variety of quadrupeds, from the horse to the buffalo to the tiger to the Newfoundland dog to the squirrel, and more. The text, aimed at a young audience, describes the animals depicted in the plates as well as many additional animals in each classification. BENNETT, p.11. McGRATH, p.15. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 32379.