Naturalist William Bingley's book Animal Biographies, or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy of the Animal Creation, Arranged According to the System of Linnaeus, Vol. I. Quadrupeds. Published in London by Richard Phillips in 1805.
Linnaeus developed a different system for classifying the natural world than that which is accepted today, which makes this a fascinating read. A look at early 19th century understanding of classifying species before Darwin's theories took hold. A copy of this book can be found in the Royal Collection.
This book is in fair to poor condition. No covers, but binding is tight.
Measures 5 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches. Weighs 1 lb 2 1/4 oz.