# 43132

DARTON & HARVEY

[KANGAROO]. Footsteps to the natural history of beasts and birds

  • Sold

[Part II]. London : Darton and Harvey, 1803. Duoecimo, publisher’s plain paper wrappers (slightly chipped), juvenile inscriptions to endpaper and verso of title page, Part II erased from title page, pp. 52, 21 engraved illustrations, a good copy.

The first edition of this work, the second part only, containing amongst other exotic animals, an early illustrated two page description of ‘The Kanguroo’, the engraving after Stubbs.

‘The Kanguroos have been bred in this country, and seem likely to become naturalised to the climate. Their flesh is good to eat, but it is rather coarse’. 

No example of the 1803 edition is held in Australian collections, with the 1822 edition held in the SLSA.