Originally published in 1845. The author was Surveyor of Her Majesty’s Parks and Palaces. A fascinating and detailed early study of the habits, instincts, and peculiarities of British wildlife and associated subjects. The illustrated contents contain a wealth of little known information and delightful anecdotes for today’s naturalist and country lover. Many of the earliest natural history books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.