Bees, Pigeons, Rabbits, and the Canary Bird, Familiarly Described: Their Habits, Propensities, and Dispositions Explained; Mode of Treatment in Health and Disease Plainly Laid Down; and the Whole Adapted As a Text-Book for the Young Student, with An...

New-York: Wiley and Putnam; J.P. Wright, Printer, 18 New Street, 1842.

Small octavo (11 x 15 cm.), viii, 164 pages. Illustrated with four small black and white in-text drawings. Presumed FIRST & ONLY AMERICAN EDITION. Originally published in Glasgow by W.R. M'Phun. A thorough presentation on the art of rearing bees, pigeons, rabbits and canaries, based on the author's experience, followed by the Appendix, set in a smaller typeface, with brief information on keeping the mockingbird, robin, indigo bird (blue linnet), the American yellow-bird (gold finch? ) and purple finch (linnet). Internally, hinges just starting; light foxing throughout. In publisher's blind-stamped, decorated cloth, gilt-titled on spine. Bit of wear to the extremities of the cloth. Scarce. Near very good. [OCLC locates twelve copies (and three copies of the Glasgow printing of 1840].

Price: $500.00