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Douglass, Arthur.
Ostrich Farming in South Africa.

London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1881.

"An account of its origin and rise, how to set about it, the profits to be derived, how to manage the birds, the capital required, the diseases and difficulties to be met with, etc." The author was an ostrich farmer, and recounts many interesting first-hand anecdotes.

Hardcover. 5"x7.25", viii + 251 pages, plus a folding colored map, 1 folding plate, and 3 double-page and 6 single-page b/w plates. Rebound in full modern green leather with raised bands and gilt spine lettering. Covers fine, contents with some minor spots, a few minor marginal stains.

Inventory #: 32044
Price: $ 250.00      



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