Boston: James French and Company, . First Edition. Collection of humorous tales dedicated "To the Amateurs, Fanciers, and Breeders of Poultry...and the Victims of Misplaced Confidence in the Hen Trade Generally." This publication bookended by the author's two other hen-related works, the "Poultry Breeder's Text Book" (1850) and "Burnham's New Poultry Book" (1871). WRIGHT II 428. Octavo (20cm); publisher's red pictorial gilt-embossed cloth; viii,-326,7pp.; frontispiece, illus. throughout, many full-paged. Boards a bit rubbed and corners bumped, shallow losses to spine ends, spine gilt rather dulled, else Very Good, internally near fine save for a spot of foxing.