Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Hardback Hardback. Slight wear to platic protetive covering at bottom edge of spine. Foreword by Professor Lord Zuckerman. The opening of a zoological garden in 1828 immediately attracted the widest interest, not only throughout Britain but all over the world. It was soon dubbed 'the most delightful lounge in the metropolis', and has retained its enormous popularity ever since. From the start, new acquisitions, gathered from all corners of the globe, were eagerly awaited and admired. The Zoo during the nineteenth century and even up until the present day has remained for countless visitors the only zoo, hardly needing its prefix 'London'. The author, in his highly entertaining account of its development, has made much use of the volumes of press cuttings in the Society's library, not only for the sometimes scandalous accounts of occurences at the Zoo, but also for the charming wood-engravings accompanying them. A wide range of contemporary illustrations including drawings by John Gould, Edward Lear and Joseph Wolf have also been used and combined with the text to make an unusually attractive and delightful book. It is the perfect celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Zoological Society of London, but it is a book that will be read with equal pleasure by animal lovers in all parts of the world. Illustrated. 256 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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