London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. A. H. Palmer. Hardcover : pp. [i-v], v-xviii, , 2-328 : 54 pages of plates : Frontispiece, Joseph Wolf aged seventy-two, photogravure from a photgraph by the author : Dark olive green cloth covered boards : Gilt lettering to spine : Protective plastic cover : Book plate of previous owner on front endpaper : Signed by previous owner 'T. L. Berney 1916' on half-title page : The Times Book Club removal notice card loosey inserted : Title page has large open tear to top corner, repaired, no loss.
All edges age toned : Fore-edge and foot untrimmed : Toned endpapers : Light foxing occasionally throughout. Fair. Item #1771
English painter Sir Edwin Landseer said that Joseph Wolf was ...''Without exception, the best all-round animal painter that ever lived.'' From the natural history library of Louis Pigott, author of The Birdman of Brisbane: Sylvester Diggels and his Ornothology of Australia.