This book sets out to acknowledge the work of Lewis Wight the great Victorian author, editor and poultry, pigeon and animal expert.
He was paving the way to establishing the present day poultry standards, ensuring that judging was done on a fair basis, and making known to the world, the breeds of poultry that came from many lands.
Hi illustrated book of poultry became the most famous poultry book of all times and now sells for a very large price. In particular, the colour plates by J W Ludlow, painted with an eye to detail, still serve as a guide to the requirements for many breeds, espcially the old and rare.
In this work the 80 plates are reproduced in full size, as well as giving a summary of the breeds covered by Lewis Wright