LOW, David (1786-1859). The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands... 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. London: [Wilson and Ogilvy] for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, [1840-]1842. Part one only (of 14), comprising the complete section relating to horses, 2° (433 x 324mm). Half-title. 8 hand-coloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic by Fairland after William Nicholson, after paintings by William Shiels. (Occasional light soiling, browning and spotting, plate III with three tiny patches of adhesion.) Contemporary half green morocco over marbled-paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities lightly rubbed).
LOW, David (1786-1859). The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands... 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. London: [Wilson and Ogilvy] for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, [1840-]1842. Part one only (of 14), comprising the complete section relating to horses, 2° (433 x 324mm). Half-title. 8 hand-coloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic by Fairland after William Nicholson, after paintings by William Shiels. (Occasional light soiling, browning and spotting, plate III with three tiny patches of adhesion.) Contemporary half green morocco over marbled-paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities lightly rubbed).

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LOW, David (1786-1859). The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands... 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. London: [Wilson and Ogilvy] for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, [1840-]1842. Part one only (of 14), comprising the complete section relating to horses, 2° (433 x 324mm). Half-title. 8 hand-coloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic by Fairland after William Nicholson, after paintings by William Shiels. (Occasional light soiling, browning and spotting, plate III with three tiny patches of adhesion.) Contemporary half green morocco over marbled-paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities lightly rubbed).

FIRST EDITION. The series went on to encompass cattle, oxen, sheep, goats and pigs. BM(NH) III, p.1184; Mellon Books on The Horse and Horsemanship 168; Nissen ZBI 2564 (erroneously calling for 57 plates); Tooley 307; Wood p.442.

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