New York: American Book Company.
Hardcover. Very Good. Title page undated, copyright 1884, 1885 by D. Appleton and Company. 391 pp + publisher's catalogue, with many illustrations, index, in original dark green cloth. Wear to corners and spine ends; contents clean and sound. No dust jacket. According to the preface, this volume was "intended as a text-book for schools and academies of all grades, the design has been to present in concise and plain language, and in the light of the latest research and investigation, the life-histories of the various groups that constitute the animal kingdom." Joseph Bassett Holder was a physician and zoologist and the father of Charles Frederick Holder, a well-known Southern California conservationist, naturalist, and writer on topics relating to science and hunting and fishing.