New book ‘The Georgian Menagerie’ by Christopher Plumb

‘The Georgian Menagerie’, a book by Christopher Plumb tells of exotic animals in the streets of 18th century London. All kinds of animals could be bought in the Strand, mostly imported from ‘the Empire’. My grandmother kept a bear and some monkeys in her garden in Lancashire! As the 19th century arrived animals were kept in official Zoological Gardens instead of in domestic homes and gardens.

Animals for blog

Wrapping Paper (WP126) – 18th century engravings of animals

Currently for sale at the shop at Dyrham House, near Bath

 

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