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The breeds of our different domestic animals / engraved from portraits painted from life by Howe.

Additional Title(s):

British domestic animals

National work, under the patronage of several members of the Highland Society of Scotland

Edinburgh : Printed by Ballantyne and Company, 1829-1831.
Physical Description:
3 pt. : col. ill. ; 45 x 55 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2011 27
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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At head of title: National work, under the patronage of several members of the Highland Society of Scotland.
Engraved by W.H. Lizars.
Edited by Mr. Wight of Edinburgh.
Part 1 dated 1830, part 2 dated 1829, and part 3 dated 1831. According to the advertisement it was intended to be published in 6 parts, each with 4 plates.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, p. 134
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 105
BAC: British Art Center copy in original parts; in original printed gray wrappers; printed in black on front outsides and front insides of Parts 2 and 3. Dark blue cloth folding case; red leather label with gold lettering on spine. Two leaves in part 3 are misbound: leaf [4] (pages [5]-6) is placed following leaf [7]; and leaf [10] (pages 15-16) is before leaf [8]. The plates accompanying these two letterpress leaves are also out of place.
Subject Terms:
Animals in art.
Ballantyne & Company -- Publisher.
Cattle -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Domestic animals in art.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1829-1831.
Horses -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Sheep -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1829-1831.
Wight, Mr.
Howe, James, 1780-1836, ill.
Lizars, W. H. (William Home), 1788-1859, engraver.

  • Part first: Horses selected for strength, speed, and other properties, with an account of their pedigree, services, age, &c. &c.
  • Part second: Cattle selected from different districts of Scotland as specimens of the various improved breeds, with remarks from practical farmers and men of science.
  • Part third: Containing specimens of the Scots farm-horse, or sheep and cattle, selected from different districts of Scotland, with descriptions and practical remarks by farmers, and others, connected with the agricultural improvements of the country.

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