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The Tower Menagerie: Zoological Society

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Illustrated By Portraits of each of the 59 animals, taken from Life, By William Harvey; and Engraved on wood by Branston and Wright London. BENGAL LION, LIONESS AND CUBS, CAPE LION, BARBARY LIONESS TIGER, LEOPARD, JAGUAR, PUMA, OCELOT, CARACAL, CHETAH, OR HUNTING LEOPARD, STRIPED HYAENA, HYAENA-DOG , SPOTTED HYAENA, AFRICAN BLOODHOUND, WOLF, CLOUDED BLACK WOLF JACKAL , CIVET, OR MUSK CAT, JAVANESE CIVET, GRAY ICHNEUMO, PARADOXURUS, BROWN COATI, RACOON, AMERICAN BLACK BEAR, GRIZZLY BEAR,TIBET BEAR, BOSNIAN BEAR, EGRET MONKEY, COMMON MACAQUE .BONNETED MONKEY, VARIATION. BONNETED MONKEY, PIG-FACED BABOON , BABOON, WHITE-HEADED MONGOOSE, KANGAROO, PORCUOINE, ASIATIC ELEPHANT, ZEBRA OF THE PLAINS, LLAMA , RUSA-DEER, INDIAN ANTELOPE , AFRICAN SHEEP, GOLDEN EAGLE, GREAT SEA-EAGLE , BEARDED GRIFFIN, GRIFFON VULTURE , SECRETARY , VIRGINIAN HORNED OWL DEEP-SLUE MACAW , BLUE AMI, YELLOW MACAW, YELLOW-CRESTED COCKATOO, NEW HOLLAND EMEU CRESTED CRANE , PELICAN, ALLIGATOR, INDIAN BOA , ANACONDA, RATTLESNAKE .
Printed for Robert Jennings, Poultry; and sold By W.F. Wakeman, Dublin MDCCCXXIX (1829)
Writing inside to Elizabeth Wells dated 1833 as a gift. Book has slight wear on cover edges, tight binding, cover is in good condition, pages are in nice condition, re-bound. A very rare insight into one of the worlds first zoos.

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Weight 620 g