Curiosities of Natural History – Buckland (1900)


Curiosities of Natural History – Buckland (1900)


Title: Curiosities of Natural History (Third series)

Author: Francis T. Buckland

Publisher: Macmillan, London, 1900.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Fair. Spine sunned, pages tanned, inscription and bookplate to endpapers. With 9 lovely black-and-white engraved plates. 353pp. Book needs to be handled gently.

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Third series, containing a collection of articles by renowned naturalist Francis T. Buckland. Mostly about England, with observations on some other parts of the world as well.

“In the Islet of Singapore also, the tiger is a terrible scourge, because there is no game upon the island, and he is driven to prey on human beings. Chinese coolies are the sufferers, to the extent of, perhaps, five hundred a year, about four hundred being the reputed average of cases reported, which is considerably more than one man every day.”

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Francis Trevelyan Buckland (17 December 1826 – 19 December 1880), better known as Frank Buckland, was an English surgeon, zoologist, popular author and natural historian. He was born in a reputed family of naturalists. After a brief career in medicine he took an interest in fishes and other matters. He was one of the key members and founders of the acclimatisation society in Britain, an organization that supported the introduction of new plants and animals as food sources which was influenced by his interest in eating and tasting a range of exotic animal meats.