Hardback 146 pages
Size: 218mm x 292mm
Author: Clinton Keeling (1932-2007)
Where the Lion Trod is an account of some of the long-closed zoological gardens of the British Isles. While a few of these are well known, the majority are not; the histories of zoological gardens from Cardiff to Rosherville and Halifax to Cheltenham are recorded here.
Originally published by the author in 1984, Where the Lion Trod was available only as a bespoke loose-leaf document until Clinton's death in 2007. For many years it was unavailable in any format. This new, updated version was published by the Bartlett Society in 2019 and has been edited and updated by John Adams. All the original text and illustrations have been retained exactly as in the original, but the new book benefits from additional notes and an appendix listing the species mentioned at each collection, plus over forty new illustrations and a comprehensive index.
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