British Poultry Standards.
Poultry World Dorset House, Stamford Street, S.E.1 in association with The Poultry Club of Great Britain.
[n.d. but 1954]
Complete specifications and judging points of all standardised breeds and varieties of poultry as compiled by the specialist breed societies and recognised by the poultry club of great britain.
8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. xii + 348 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities and spine title faded; otherwise a very good clean copy. Map book plate and label of Edward Carpenter, historian of Romney Marsh. Illustrated by 4 colour plates and numerous black and white photographic illustrations, mostly whole page. The Poultry Club of Great Britain was founded in 1877, although the introduction to this volume refers to The Poultry Club authorising the publication of the first Standard of Excellence in Exhibition Poultry in 1865. The Poultry Club Standards of Perfection appeared in The New Book of Poultry, 1902, and as a separate publication in 1930. This first post-war edition of 1954 was the first to appear under the present title of British Poultry Standards with the seventh edition being published in 2018. The 1954 edition is now a scarce title.
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