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Series of Coloured Engravings of the

HORSE-the OX-the SHEEP-the GOAT-the HOG,

From a Series of Oil Paintings, executed for the Agricultural Museum of the

University of Edinburgh, by Mr. Shiels, of the Royal Scotch Academy.

With Descriptive Memoirs. By DAVID Low, Esq., F.R S.E., Professor of

Agriculture in the University of Edinburgh.

Part I., Atlas 4to., with Four beautifully-coloured Plates, with Descriptive

Letterpress, One Guinea.

In the year 1832, a grant, by authority of Government, was made from the

Funds of the Board of Trustees of Scotland, for forming an Agricultural Museum
in the College of Edinburgh. Among the objects which this institution embraced
was a Collection of Paintings illustrative of the British Breeds of the Domestic
Animals. This branch of the Museum has now become very extensive, embracing
all the more essential Native Breeds, as well as some of Foreign Countries. It
is from this fine collection that the materials for the present work are derived.
It is intended to make such a selection from the originals as will fulfil the pur-
poses of illustration without extending this work beyond the limits which it will
be proper to assign to it. The Paintings are all Portraits of Animals selected
from the stocks of eminent Breeders, wherever the best examples presented them-
selves in any part of the kingdom. They have been executed by a distinguished
artist, Mr. Shiels, of the Royal Scotch Academy, whose time has been devoted
for upwards of seven years to the subject, and who is still engaged in com-
pleting the series of the Native Breeds. The Paintings have been made with
the utmost regard to fidelity of representation, so that all the essential characters
of the external form may be shown.


PLATE 1. The Wild or White Forest Breed:-Cow, eight years old, from Haver-
ford West, in the county of Pembroke.

PLATE 2. The Pembroke Breed:-Bull, three years old, bred by Robert Innes
Ackland, Esq., of Houlston; Cow, five years old, bred by Mr. Innes Ackland.
PLATE 3. The West Highland Breed:-Bull, four years old, bred by Colonel
M'Neil, of Barra, by a Bull bred by Mr. Stewart, Chesthill; Heifer, bred by
Alexander Campbell, Esq., of Caolis, by a Bull bred by Mr. Campbell.

PLATE 4. The West Highland Breed:-West Highland Cow, bred by Mr. Max-

well, of Aross, Mull, by a Dun Bull, bred by Mr. Maxwell; Young Bull,

eighteen months old, bred by Mr. Campbell, of Caolis, by a Black Bull, bred

by Mr. Campbell.

"This is decidedly one of the most important and valuable works which has ever yet
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knowledge, the various gradations and improvements which have taken place in the breed-
ing of the domestic animals we have mentioned, and by comparisons of treatment and
crossings, to prove how the greatest advantages may be acquired. The work we should say
is national, and ought to receive the encouragement and patronage of every agriculturist
and breeder in the kingdom."-Bell's Life in London.

Part II. will be published on April 1st.

Just published, by the same Author,


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