Alfred Saunders. Our Domestic Birds: a practical poultry book for England and New Zealand. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1883.
Politician Alfred Saunders (1820-1905) is remembered for supporting universal male franchise and votes for women. A man of many talents, he turned to writing after a decline in his fortunes. During the 1880s he wrote these impressively handsome books. They are written for the international audience, and based on his own observation and practical knowledge.