London: Hutchinson & Co., 1903. 8vo. xvi, 405 pp., plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. FIRST EDITION. With 16 colored plates plus numerous illustrations and black and white plates throughout text. Publisher’s cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine. An excellent, partially uncut copy with the stamp of the Zoologiska Institutionens Bibliotek of Upsala on the front paste-down. Item #5089
First edition. Johnston (1858-1927), noted naturalist and explorer, here illustrates and describes the mammals of the Great Britain and Ireland both living and (relatively) recently extinct and attempts to expound upon problems concerning origin and migration patterns. He also implores readers to help end the devastation of extinction the area has seen, citing Japan as a good example of a balanced co-existence between the population and the flora and fauna.