Harrison Weir’s Pictures Of Wild Birds And Animals
The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St Paul's Churchyard; and 264, Piccadilly.
With twenty-four coloured plates from original drawings. printed in oil colours by leighton brothers.
4to. 10.5 x 9.25 inches. Unpaginated but  pp. letterpress, including one page captions to the plates. Bound in original green cloth with gilt and blind stamped pictorial blocks and gilt and black titles. Spine rebacked preserving original black tile, with new endpapers. Extremities worn and some spotting and neatly repaired tears; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 24 colour plates, including frontispiece and by vignettes in text. Decorated by title page borders and vignettes and by initials. A Religious Tract Society publication for children. Twenty four colour plates of animals and birds in four sections - Wild rangers - Roving birds- Lords of the forest - Birds and blossoms. Harrison Weir (1824-1906) was a natural history artist and book illustrator, born in Lewes, who later lived in Matfield and then Appledore, Kent. He was an animal fancier, breed and show judge, and published on the subject of cats and poultry. Colour printing by the Leighton Brothers partnership who operated in London in the second half of the nineteenth century. A scarce title.
[Stock No. 27433]