AUTHOR: SMITH, Robert
TITLE: The Universal Directory for Taking Alive and Destroying Rats, and All Other Kinds of Four-Footed and Winged Vermin,....
PUBLISHER: Dublin: James Potts, 1772.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST DUBLIN EDITION. 1 vol., 6-1/2" x 4-1/4", (x)218pp., 6 engraved fold-out plates, clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary calf, neatyly rebacked retaining the original spine, gilt lettered red morocco spine label.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The first Dublin edition of this remarkable work was originally published in London in 1768, Smith, rat catcher to Princess Amelia, herein deals not only with rats but some 40 other vermin including badgers, hedge hogs, moles, squirrels, sheep killing dogs, magpye, house-mouse, &c.