The Illustrated Book of Pigeons. With Standards for Judging. Ed. by Lewis Wright.
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London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. (circa 1876). Thick 4to. Calf-backed orig. gilt-illustrated cloth with bevelled edges. Gilt. A.e.g. (viii, 392, 4pp.). Complete with 50 magnificently coloured full-page chromo-lithograph plates after J. W. Ludlow, each with its orig. tissue-guard, and numerous text-illusts. Some occasional foxing of the text; otherwise an excellent complete copy with the plates sharply coloured. NOTE: Probably the best known treatise on the breeding and rearing of pigeons.
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