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The Poultry Book Edited by The Rev. W.Wingfield and G.W.Johnson Esq.  With Pictures by Harrison Weir. (Leighton, Brothers, Chromatic Process 1853 1st edition.

Hardcover
Publisher: London; Wm S Orr and Co. 1853.

1st edition. 320 page 10 by 8 inch hardcover book The Poultry Book edited by the Rev. W. Wingfield and G. W. Johnson with 21 colored plates by Harrison Weir. Leighton, Brothers', Chromatic Process. John Norris states in his poultry book bibliography "This was the first elaborate book published on poultry in the English language. There are 22 colored plates listed, however the Buff Polish and Ptarmigan chickens are on one plate and one of the White Crested Black Polish added. The Rouen and Black East Indian are on one plate. Therefore, all plates called for are present...." Original cloth covers with the title in guilt on the spine. Marbled boards and edges. Sporadic foxing to some of the plates. A very nice copy of an older poultry book in good condition. This work has special emphasis on the recently introduced Cochins and Shanghaes.

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