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"Gleanings from The Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall." (Knowsley, 'Printed for Private Distribution') 1846; containing letterpress title sheet and preface, and 17 lithographs by Hullmandel & Walton Lithographers (Mr J.W Moore and coloured by Mr. Bayfield) after drawings by Edward Lear of primates (including a lemur), squirrels, birds, a wild cat and turtle from living animals in the Earl of Derby's Menagerie at Knowsley Hall. Letterpress preface written by J.E. Gray. Bound in dark green cloth with gold embossed lettering on front cover which reads, "Knowsley Menagerie".
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Height: 555 millimetres (approx. size of sheet)
Width: 370 millimetres (approx. size of sheet)
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- Preface by J.E.Grey mentions lithography by "Mr. J.W. Moore", however some inscriptions show "I.W. Moore" and "D. Mitchell".
According to catalogues for copies in other collections, this is the first of two volumes. Volume 2 is titled: "Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall. Hoofed quadrupeds." (Knowsley, 1850) and contains plates after Waterhouse Hawkins (rather than Edward Lear).
See S. J. Woolfall, ‘History of the 13th earl of Derby's menagerie and aviary at Knowsley Hall, Liverpool (1806–1851)’, Archives of Natural History, 17 (1990), 1–47.
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