The book of beasts, for young persons.
Bibliographic Citation:
The book of beasts, for young persons. Banbury [Oxfordshire] : Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1830]
Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1830]
  • Caption title.
  • Approximate date from Osborne, cited below.
  • First sentence: "The elephant, largest of all, And strongest of quadruped race, Draws more than six horses could move; Large ears, little eyes, and long face".
  • Includes 17 woodcuts.
  • Citations/References: Osborne Coll., p. 197
  • Citations/References: Freeman, R. B. British natural history bks., 387
  • Poems describing the elephant, tiger, cow, ass, zebra, lion, pig, cat, and dog; interspersed with paragraphs on the tame rabbit, stag or raindeer [sic], sheep, horse, two-footed mouse or Egyptian jerboa, and bear.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: bound with The history of Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London: with the adventures of his cat. Banbury: Printed by J.G. Rusher,[ca. 1820]. Bound together subsequent to publication with 4 other chapbooks, with binder's title: Banbury Chapbooks. 17 hand-coloured wood engravings. Bound in brown calf by Wood, London; Gumuchian - #1581; Osborne - p.197; Banbury chapbooks - Pearson - pp.27,55, 57. St. Andrews N.B. Antique Show July/83. $10.00 for the volume of five. Hobbyhorse Books. Ho Ho Kus, N.J. -'88 - $125.00 for this one chapbook.
Physical Description: and white, 10 x 7 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Geographical Description, Local History and Natural History
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