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Hornaday William T

A Wild Animal Round-Up

Stories and Pictures From a Passing Show

Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1925

Edition: 1st

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Published by NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1925. 1st Edition. Near fine red cloth covers in a rare but worn and repaired pictorial dust jacket. Internally fine with numerous black and white ills of the period. Scarce.

William Temple Hornaday, Sc.D. was an American zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author. He served as the first director of the New York Zoological Park, known today as the Bronx Zoo, and he was a pioneer in the early wildlife conservation movement in the United States.

After serving as a taxidermist at Henry Augustus Ward's Natural Science Establishment in Rochester New York, he spent 1.5 years, 1877–1878 in India and Ceylon collecting specimens. In May 1878 he reached southeast Asia and traveled in Malaya and Sarawak in Borneo. His travels inspired his first publication, Two Years in the Jungle (1885). In 1882 he was appointed chief taxidermist of the United States National Museum, a post he held until his resignation in 1890.

Hornaday's advocacy is credited with preserving the American bison from extinction. At the end of the nineteenth century, he began to plan, with Theodore Roosevelt's support, a society for the protection of the bison.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: Large 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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