The Georgian Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century London

The Georgian Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century London

by Christopher Plumb

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ISBN-13: 9781784530846
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/30/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christopher Plumb received his doctorate in 2010, for a thesis titled Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Britain. He was also a consultant for the recent TV series Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (2013).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements ix

Prologue 1

Introduction 5

Part I Trade 9

1 ?Buy a Fine Singing Bird' 11

2 ?To Be Seen or Sold' 27

3 The Property of… 43

Part II Ingredients 59

4 ?Turtle Travels Far' 61

5 Bear Grease for your Powdered Wig 75

6 ?The Product of the Civet's Posteriors' 91

Part III Crowds 101

7 Ladies and Gentlemen 103

8 Bitten, Crushed and Maimed 117

9 Sweet Camel's Breath 133

10 Exotic Estates 141

11 John Bull and ?Happy Britain' 149

12 Llama's Spit, a Pot of Barclay's Entire and Elephant Chops 157

13 Under the Knife 167

Part IV Humour 175

14 Electric Desire 177

15 The Queen's Ass 185

16 The Love Birds 195

Epilogue 215

Note on Archives 225

Notes 227

Further Reading 245

Index 251

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