Book, 'The Natural History of the Feline'; Sir William Jardine; 1832; XAH.GH.122

From

Alberton

Name/Title

Book, 'The Natural History of the Feline'

About this object

Book, 'The Natural History of the Feline'; by Sir William Jardine. Published in Edinburgh by W H Lizars, and Stirling and Kenney, in 1834. Bound in brown leather with an embossed gold emblem on the front cover. The book contains a number of coloured illustrations. Inside the front cover is a book plate written in Latin, presenting the book to Allan Kerr Taylor.

Found in a desk drawer once used by Allan Kerr Taylor, this book is one of the few items held in the collection relating to the time he spent in India and Scotland. It was likely given to him when he travelled from his birthplace in India to Scotland to further his education in 1840. Allan's father was a captain in the 39th Madras Native Infantry and spent most of his life in India. The fact that Allan brought the book with him when he came to New Zealand, as a 16-year-old, in 1848, suggests that it was a very treasured possession.

For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Maker

Sir William Jardine

Maker Role

Author

Maker

Stirling and Kenney

Maker Role

Publisher

Maker

W H Lizars

Maker Role

Publisher

Date Made

1832

Medium and Materials

paper; leather

Measurements

17 x 10.6 x 3.4cm

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Book

Object number

XAH.GH.122

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Alberton   Alberton
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