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Published: 28 March 2016

400 Pages | 27 b/w halftones; 8pp colour plates

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198714705

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The History of Exotic Animals in England

Caroline Grigson

  • The story of exotic animals in Britain, from time immemorial to the foundation of the London Zoo
  • A tour through the centuries, forming the first ever detailed history of exotic animals in Britain
  • A chronicle of the extravagant, the eccentric, and--on occasion--the outright bizarre
  • From peacocks and popinjays to Georgian giraffes, via Thomas More's monkey, James I's cassowaries, and Lord Clive's zebra
  • A story both of the animals themselves and the many people who came into contact with them--from owners, collectors, and scientists to the public who came to view them

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