Five Hundred Fascinating Animal Stories

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Written By: John

64 illustrations of fish, birds and mammals.

I found this tattered and broken book in a lot of old books sorted into moldy and decrepit boxes. The book was not salvageable and many plates were missing, but those remaining were free of any major defects or stains. The illustrations of the fish, birds and mammals are not the best quality, but I was able to get good scans without having to any major editing or restoration, and the range of species was good enough for me to make an album out of it.

Title: Five Hundred Fascinating Animal Stories: With Numerous Colored Plates
Author: Alfred H. Miles
Artist: Various.
Publisher: The Christian Herald
Date Published: 1895

The images in the gallery are in the order of fish, birds, and then mammals. Below are some representative images, linked to the gallery page where you can download various high resolution sizes at no cost.

Lobster

Lobster

Searobin

Searobin

Sawfish

Sawfish

Blowfish

Blowfish

Moonfish

Moonfish

Crab

Crab

Eel

Eel

Shaft Tailed Bunting

Shaft Tailed Bunting

Emeu Wren

Emeu Wren

Parrot Finch

Parrot Finch

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak

Linnet

Linnet

Crested Malimbus

Crested Malimbus

Orangutan

Orangutan

Aardvark

Aardvark

Fox Terriers

Fox Terriers

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

Giraffes

Giraffes

Elephants

Elephants

2 Responses to “Five Hundred Fascinating Animal Stories”

  1. kitty sell Says:

    My husband bought this book at a flea market. It is in good shape.
    Does it have monetary value?

  2. admin Says:

    It’s not worth too much money. The images are not really of very good quality or detail. Ten to twenty dollars on the open market, I would guess. I would probably be able to pay two to five dollars at an auction if I found it and wanted it. It could always fetch more if there was more than one interested buyer at an auction. In used bookstores the price will range widely, probably from five to fifty dollars, depending on a large number of factors.

    It’s a fun book, though.

    – John

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