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Charles Frederick Holder

The Ivory King - A Popular History of the Elephant and its Allies

Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886

Edition: First Edition

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The third book by American author Charles Frederick Holder, who wrote over 40 books on zoology in his lifetime.

The author gives an account of the history of the elephant and its ancient allies, as well as making a very early appeal to the conservation of the species.

'In the present volume, I have endeavoured to present as much of the history of the elephant as is compatible with popular interest, treating the animal in all its relations to man, and the economic questions involved: in war, pageantry, sports and games, as a faithful laborer and servant, comrade and friend, its ancestral forms, structure and anatomy.'

Binding tight, book is clean and square and in fine condition.

Frontispiece with tissue guard + 22 illustrated plates. 330pp.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 19.5 x 15cm
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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  • Country: South Africa
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