Contributions to Natural History, chiefly in Relation to the Food of the People. By a Rural D.D

Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1865.

Octavo, viii, 364, 4, 20 (publisher's advertisements) pages.

Cloth very slightly marked and rubbed; extremities very slightly bumped with trifling wear to the corner tips; front inner hinge slightly cracked (but binding remains firm); initial leaves slightly foxed with sporadic light foxing; a very good copy.

Not least, fish and fishing. 'The alimentary virtues of Horse-Flesh and Fungi are discussed with a half-earnest levity ... but with the sea as our fish-pond, and pisciculture capable of endless developement alike in salt-water and fish, it is marvellous that multitudes should be pining with hunger in a land ... set in an ocean of plenty' (from the preface). Ahead of its time, and featuring rather wonderful prose.

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