"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)
"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)
"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)
"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)
"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)
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"There is a good opening for a duck book": Cook - Ducks and How to Make Them Pay (1890s)

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Cook, W. Ducks and How to Make Them Pay. Published by th Author at Orpington House, St. Mary Cray, Kent & Queen's Head Yard, London. 

107 pp. + 24 p. advertisements, 8 black and white plates, with many more small ornaments throughout. Half title. No date. Ownership inscription dated September 1890. Bound in publisher's cloth binding with simple decoration in black and gilt. Bright and clean pages, occasional ghost transfers from the plates, no condition issues to report. 

 

Some books are about revenge.

Some books are about cooking.

Some books have sensible titles that don't become internet memes.

This book does not fulfill any of those categories.


It's Ducks and How to Make Them Pay, a 107 page romp through late 19th century duck husbandry, providing tips for how to turn your ducks into profit with many contemporary advertisements, including the hit sequel: making poultry pay.