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History / Natural History- Birds. / Bird Keeping and Bird Cages. A history by Sarnia Roberts
Thursday, August 06, 2020
- Book Title: Bird Keeping and Bird Cages. A history
- Author: Sarnia Roberts
- ISBN: 0715355988
- Publisher: David and Charles
- Year Published: 1972
- Our Normal Price: £14.30 GBP ($0.00 USD)
- 10% Discounted Price: £12.87 GBP ($0.00 USD)
- Description: David and Charles 1972, first edition: tan coloured hard cover with gilt lettering to spine: decorative dust jacket:: approximately 6 x 8.5" tall: black and white illustrations throughout. Synopsis: A detailed survey of birds in captivity from the beginning of civilisation to the later 20th century , including a history of bird keeping-its reasons and variations, a social background to the developing fashions, the aesthetics and mechanics of birdcage and aviary design, and hints for the collectors of cages and aviaries. Copious illustrations support the text. Contents arranged under the following headings: – List of illustrations. Ancient Times. Renaissance Exoticism and After. The Age of Elegance. The Rise of the Fancy. The Budgerigar Boom. Pleasure Gardens and Zoos. The Cage Collecting Craze. Guide to Establishments of Interest to Bird Lovers. Index. Condition: slight discolouration and upper edge rubbing to dust jacket :price corner removed: overall, very clean, firm and good.
- Condition: See Above
- Dustcover: Yes
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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