My colleague, Philip Wilson, very kindly donates to my animal rights archive a copy of William Swainson’s On the Habits and Instincts of Animals published in London in 1840.

The book consists of eleven chapters, including “On the Instincts of the Animal World, as different from Human Reason–Various Instances of Instinct”, “On the Passions of Animals,” and “On Perfect Societies of Animals.”

This is a curious book written in the convoluted writing style of the Victorian period. It is, nonetheless, a much welcome addition to my archive.


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