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PEEL, C[harles] V[ictor] A[lexander]. The zoological gardens of europe: their history and chief features.

London. F. E. Robinson & Co., 1903. First edition.
8vo. xiv, 256pp. With a black and white photographic frontispiece, a further 47 black and white photographic illustrations, and an initial page of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Very minor shelf-wear to extremities. Light browning to endpapers. A fine copy. Mervyn Lloyd Peel's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Label stating 'Heirloom of Sir Meryn Peel, K.B.E. 1929' pasted to REP.
A choice family copy of the first edition of big-game hunter Charles Victor Alexander Peel's (1869-1931) history of zoos throughout Europe, with a chapter on noted animal importer and pioneer of zoo architecture, Carl Hagenbeck (1844-1913).

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 625.00 Antiquates Ref: 14846