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Creator:
Low, David, 1786-1859.
Title(s):

The breeds of the domestic animals of the British Islands / described by David Low ... ; and illustrated with plates, from drawings by Mr. W. Nicholson, R.S.A. ; reduced from a series of portraits from life, executed for the Agricultural Museum of the University of Edinburgh, by Mr. W. Shiels, R.S.A. ; in two volumes.

Published/Created:
London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842.
Physical Description:
2 v. : col. ill. ; 44 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 102 Copy 1
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 102 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
With 56 lithographs by Thomas Fairland; after William Nicholson, from paintings by William Shiels.
Printed by Wilson and Ogilvy, 57, Skinner Street, London.
Originally issued in 14 bi-monthly installments (at one guinea each), 1840-1842, with 4 plates of hand-colored lithographs in each part.
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 168
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 126
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 bound in gilt-tooled red morocco (in 2 volumes), by [James] Hayday. Bookplate: Henry B. Marshall.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 in the original parts, in printed gray wrappers. Part numbers are printed on the wrappers of parts I-III and VIII-XIV. Arabic numbers are handwritten in ink on the wrappers of parts III-VII, except for part V, which is inscribed with a roman number.
MUDD: Vol. 2 imperfect: one plate wanting.
Subject Terms:
Animals in art.
Cows in art.
Domestic animals -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Hayday, James -- 1796-1872 -- Bookbinder.
Horses in art.
Livestock -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans -- Publisher.
Marshall, Henry B. -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1842.
Contributors:
Nicholson, William, 1781-1844, ill.
Shiels, William, 1783-1857, ill.
Fairland, Thomas, 1804-1852, lithographer.
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  • V. 1. The horse, and the ox
  • v. 2. The sheep, the goat, and the hog.

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