CATLOW, Maria E. Popular Scipture Zoology, containing a familiar History of the Animals mentioned in the Bible. London, Reeve and Co., 1852.
Square small 8vo. Original blue cloth, illustrated in gilt, ornamented in blind; pp. xvi, 360, 16 hand-coloured lithographic plates, minimally spotted internally, a few plates with light traces of humidity to one corner, otherwise very good and largely unopened.
Scarce first edition. Maria E.Catlow and her sister Agnes were well-educated writers on natural history. As the author points out profound knowledge of the wild animals surrounding the human characters in the Testaments sheds light on their behaviour within God's creation.