Title: The Natural History of Felinae
Author: Jardine, William
Illustrator: James Hope Stewart; Edward Lear
Publisher: W. H. Lizars
Year published: 1834
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Book Condition: Fair
Notes: William Jardine, The Natural History of Felinae, ed. by William Jardine (Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1834), pp. 276 [pp. 129-144 missing]. 8vo. Fine binding in half green leather, spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration, volume numbered II in Roman numerals on the spine (numbered according to its position in Jardine’s ‘Mammalia’ series as opposed to the Naturalist’s Library as a whole), spine slightly faded but the binding is otherwise in very good condition. Slight foxing to preliminary pages. Pages 129-144 missing. Marbled paper on boards and end papers. 35 hand-coloured plates (1 missing), 1 b/w title page, 1 b/w frontispiece portrait (of George Cuvier). 2 of the hand-coloured plates are after drawings by Edward Lear. The lettering on the spine reads: ‘Naturalist’s Library: Mammalia: Vol. [number in Roman numerals]’.