Title: The Natural History of Horses
Author: Smith, Charles Hamilton
Illustrator: Charles Hamilton Smith
Publisher: W. H. Lizars
Year published: 1841
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Book Condition: Very Good
Notes: Charles Hamilton Smith, The Natural History of Horses. The Equidae or Genus Equus of Authors (Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1841), pp. 352. 8vo. Fine binding in half green leather, spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration, volume numbered XII 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; the volume otherwise in very good condition. Marbled paper on boards and end papers. Complete with illustrations: 33 plates (31 hand-coloured), 1 b/w vignette title page, 1 b/w frontispiece portrait (of Gesner). The lettering on the spine reads: ‘Naturalist’s Library: Mammalia: Vol. [number in Roman numerals]’.