New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, pp. 288 + 10 (advertising). Illustrated with ten black and white photographic plates. Orange-tan cloth with baby ostrich and ostrich feather design and gilt title to cover and spine. Green endpapers. Rubbing to extremities. Two inches of cloth separation to front joint. One inch tear to top of rear joint. 1 x .5 inch open tear to top corner of front endpaper. Marginal water stain on lower foredge. Pages are age-toned. Bookplate on front pastedown. A little "around the block" (after 130 years), but solid and quite readable copy of. Good. Item #85575
Printed bookplate on front pastedown is from "Parish Library of the Presbyterian Church, Lansingburgh, NY." The bookplate then lists the library rules (see photo). There are no other library marks on the book.
The trials and travails of a woman ostrich farmer in South Africa in the 1880s.