One of the best-loved collection of children's books during the mid-to-late 1800s was Dame Wonders' picture books. They were richly illustrated, and appealed to pre-readers as well as first readers. This is her book on Animals and Birds. The original illustrations have been carefully repaired, and the text has been edited to reflect language of the 21st century. If you look carefully at the final illustration, you can see that the hard-copy book was bound by hand-stitching the pages and covers.
About the Author
The identify of "Dame Wonders" has been lost over the decades. S/he is also known as the author of Alphabet Books.