Natural History of 48 Quadrupeds, With Elegant Engravings, from Drawings by Alfred Mills
London: Darton, Harvey, & Darton and J. Harris, 1810. Mills, Alfred. 96pp. First edition. Each of the forty-eight animals is depicted on full-page engraved plates and accompanied by a written description of the creature's temperament and way of life. Subjects range from the domestic (e.g., greyhound) to the exotic (e.g., hippopotamus). Scattered light internal spotting and wear, else a near fine copy in publisher's full red morocco with gilt-stamped spine. A scarce Mills title. (Bromer/Edison, pp. 140-141; Darton G651.1; Osborne, p. 207; Spielmann 365; Welsh 4993). (2 11/16 by 2 3/8; 68x61mm).
(Inventory #: 26816)
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