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Clara's Grand Tour

Travels with a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Clara's Grand Tour( )
Author: Ridley, Glynis
ISBN:978-1-84354-010-6
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Down The Shore Publishing Corporation
Book Format:Hardback
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Book Description:

In 1741, a young Indian Rhinoceros was captured in Assam and was transported by ship to Europe where she was displayed before everyone from peasants to princes.

In an age before railways and modern roads, the three-ton Clara, as she became known, had to travel in an enormous coach drawn by eight horses. For seventeen years she journeyed across mainland Europe and to Britain: she became a favourite of heads of state, including Frederick the Great and Louis XV; she modelled for...
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Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Animals / Wildlife
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.499 x 7.683 x 0.819 Inches
Book Weight:0.836 Pounds



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