THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY by L. Wright & THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS by R. Fulton

MATCHING  FIRST EDITIONS REBOUND SET 

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY 1873. FIRST EDITION FIFTY CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES PAINTED FROM LIFE BY J. W. LUDLOW BY LEWIS WRIGHT Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Lithographs.CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN: LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK.

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS 1875

FIFTY CHROMOLITHOGRAPH Plates

FROM PAINTING BY J.W. LUDLOW.

By Robert Fulton. Edited by Lewis Wright

CASSELL, PETTER, GALPIN & CO.

LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK. .

ILLUSTRATED WITH FIFTY LIFE-LIKE COL0RED PLATES

This handsomely rebound near mint antique set consists of fifty chromolithograph plates in each book. The plates are in excellent condition virtually free of any foxing with new tissue guards. Both the text and the plates are clean and bright. The Fulton prints are stamped with a previous owners name on the verso of each plate. ITEM # PP2 PRICE $2,950

 

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY contains fifty handsome supremely illustrated chromolithographs. The original Chromolithographs have become a favorite among art collectors, art galleries and interior designers. The illustrations are by A.J. Ludlow. He was also well known as a painter of poultry and cock-fighting portraits. Works by him also appear as illustrations to the Fanciers Gazette. These Poultry portraits are also discussed in two very interesting books Farm Animal Portraits by Elspeth Moncrieff (1996), and Lewis Wright's Poultry by Dr. J. Batty (1983) .

These beautiful prints are also referenced in Fine Bird Books 1700 - 1900 By SACHEVERELL STWELL, HANDASYDE BUCHANAN and JAMES FISHER. (1990) Pages: 18,31,63,97 151 and 158. This work is considered to be the most comprehensive illustrated guide to collectible colorplate books ever published.

"Perhaps the most famous British 19th - Century Illustrated book on poultry." Anker: Bird books and bird art 542. The ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY is often featured as a rare collectable in articles on antiquarian books. One of the lithographs was featured on the cover of a Cornell University magazine (August 1999). The article describing the books in the Universities Rare Book Collection. (See scan of cover below).

PLATE INDEX. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY

 

  1. 0 BLACK BREASTED RED GAME COCK

  2. 209 BUFF COCHIN COCK

  3. 213 BUFF COCHIN HEN

  4. 217 PARTRIDGE COCHIN COCK

  5. 225 PARTRIDGE COCHIN HEN

  6. 229 WHITE COCHINS

  7. 255 AMERICAN LIGHT BRAHMAS

  8. 261 DARK BRAHMA COCKEREL

  9. 265 DARK BRAHMA PULLET

  10. 273 MALAYS

  11. 281 BLACK-BREASTED-RED GAME HEN

  12. 285 WHEATEN GAME HEN

  13. 287 BROWN-BREASTED-RED GAME

  14. 289 DUCKWING GAME FOWLS

  15. 291 PILE GAME HEN & COCK

  16. 295 HENNY GAME HEN & COCK

  17. 297 MALAY GAME COCK

  18. 313 ROSE-COMBED DORKING COCK

  19. 317 SINGLE COMBED DORKING HEN

  20. 321 SILVER-GREY DORKING HEN

  21. 325 WHITE DORKINGS

  22. 337 WHITE-FACED BLACK SPANISH

  23. 357 ANDALUSIANS

  24. 361 SILVER SPANGLED HAMBURGHS

  25. 373 GOLDEN SPANGLED HAMBURGHS

  26. 381 SILVER PENCILLED HAMBURGHS

  27. 383 GOLDEN-PENCILLED HAMBURGHS

  28. 385 BLACK HAMBURGHS

  29. 393 SILVER SPANGLED POLISH

  30. 397 GOLDEN SPANGLED POLISH

  31. 405 WHITE CRESTED BLACK POLISH

  32. 411 PAIR OF HOUDANS

  33. 413 CREVE- COEURS

  34. 417 LA FLECHE

  35. 423 WHITE LEGHORNS

  36. 425 BROWN LEGHORNS

  37. 433 DOMINIQUES

  38. 443 BLACK FRIZZLED FOWLS

  39. 451 PAIR OF SILKIES

  40. 455 SULTAN FOWLS

  41. 465 BANTAM CHICKENS

  42. 469 GOLD & SILVER LACED BANTAMS

  43. 481 BLACK RED & PILE GAME BANTAMS

  44. 505 GUINEA FOWLS

  45. 513 WILD AMERICAN TURKEY COCK

  46. 537 AYLESBURY DUCKS

  47. 541 ROUEN DUCKS

  48. 545 BLACK EAST INDIA & CAYUGA DUCKS

  49. 549 CAROLINA & MANDARIN DUCKS

  50. 561 TOULOUSE GEESE

PLATE INDEX. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS

 

  1. Front BLACK CARRIER COCK

  2. 63 DUN CARRIER COCK (WALNUT SHAPED WATTLE)

  3. 83 BLUE CARRIER COCK

  4. 85 WHITE CARRIER COCK

  5. 95 BLUE POUTER COCK

  6. 109 BLACK-PIED POUTER COCK

  7. 113 RED - PIED POUTER COCK

  8. 117 YELLOW PIED POUTER COCK

  9. 135 PIGMY POUTER

  10. 137 ALMOND FEATHERS

  11. 141 ALMOND TUMBLER COCK

  12. 143 ALMOND TUMBLER HEN

  13. 149 ALMOND TUMBLER SUB-VARIETIES

  14. 163 SHORT FACED TUMBLERS, BLACK AND MOTTLED

  15. 173 SHORT FACED TUMBLERS, BALDHEADS

  16. 177 SHORT FACED TUMBLERS,BEARDS-BLUE AND BLACK

  17. 185 FLYING TUMBLERS-MUFFED

  18. 189 FLYING TUMBLERS-CLEAN-LEGGED

  19. 201 BLUE & SILVER DUN DRAGOONS-LONDON FANCY

  20. 205 BLUE & SILVER DUN DRAGOONS-BIRMINGHAM FANCY

  21. 221 RED, WHITE & YELLOW DRAGOONS,-LONDON FANCY

  22. 225 BLACK & DUN BARBS

  23. 229 RED & YELLOW BARBS

  24. 243 RED & YELLOW JACOBINS

  25. 255 BLACK, WHITE & BLUE JACOBINS

  26. 261 ANTWERPS-BLUE-CHEQUERED & RED-CHEQUERED

  27. 265 ANTWERPS-SILVER-DUN & BLUE

  28. 273 HOMING PIGEONS

  29. 293 TURBITS-BLACK, RED, YELLOW

  30. 297 TURBITS-BLUE,CHEQUER, AND SILVER

  31. 299 AFRICAN OWLS - BLUE BLACK, AND WHITE

  32. 305 ENGLISH OWLS

  33. 311 BRUNETTE, BLUETTE, SATINETTE, SILVERETTE

  34. 315 BLONDINETTES

  35. 317 TURBITEENS, CRESTED AND PLAIN-HEADED

  36. 321 BLACK CAPUCHINS AND DAMASCENES

  37. 323 SCOTCH FANTAILS OR BROAD - TAILED SHAKERS

  38. 329 ENGLISH FANTAILS

  39. 333 TRUMPETERS

  40. 339 BURMESE,STARLING,FAIRY

  41. 341 FRILLBACKS, SCANDROONS

  42. 347 HYACINTH,SHIELD,SUABIAN

  43. 349 PRIEST,SWISS,FIREBACK

  44. 351 SWALLOWS

  45. 353 ICE PIGEONS

  46. 355 BLACK LAHORE, RED HELMET, YELLOW SPOT

  47. 357 MAGPIES-BLACK,RED,YELLOW

  48. 359 NUNS-YELLOW, BLACK, RED

  49. 363 ARCHANGELS & SWIFTS

  50. 367 RUNTS, SILVER, BLUE