The Tower Menagerie: comprising the Natural History of Animals contained in that Establishment.
London, printed for Robert Jennings, Poultry, and sold by W.F. Wakeman, Dublin, 1829.
8vo. pp. [xviii] 242. Publisher’s dark green quarter calf with yellow boards.
FIRST EDITION. The book was produced in connection with the opening to the public of gardens owned by the Zoological Society. With several hundred wood engravings by Branston and Wright after William Harvey (1796-1866), one of Thomas Bewick’s ablest pupils. Alongside with Bewick’s works, Northcote’s collections of fables and Bennett’s later Gardens and Menagerie, this volume belongs to the chief works in the history of wood engraved book illustration. Fine copy.
Chatto & Jackson, p. 622-24 et al.