Five Hundred Fascinating Animal Stories

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Five Hundred Fascinating Animal Stories

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. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Lobster"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Searobin"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Sawfish"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Blowfish"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Moonfish"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Crab"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Eel"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="117" caption="Shaft Tailed Bunting"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="118" caption="Emeu Wren"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="116" caption="Parrot Finch"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="117" caption="Pine Grosbeak"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="125" ...

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