William Mackenzie (publisher)

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William Mackenzie, Ludgate Hill, Edinburgh and Dublin, was a well-known publisher of natural history books in the 1870s. He published works by the trio of Francis Orpen Morris, Benjamin Fawcett and Alexander Francis Lydon. His best-known publication was probably County Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland in 1870.

Books published[edit]

County Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland (1870)
  • British Fresh Water Fishes (1879) Rev. W. Houghton (author), Alexander Francis Lydon (1836–1917) (artist), Benjamin Fawcett (1808–1893) (printer): Colour plates of British fresh water fish in two volumes. The 41 colour plates generally show fish against a natural background or swimming in an underwater setting. The volumes show 38 engraved heading views of regions where the fish occur with diagrams. The text describes the species and their habitats. The volumes are bound in embossed covers with a vignette of an angler holding a fish and freshwater fish motifs in the corners.
  • County Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland (1870) Rev. Francis Orpen Morris, Benjamin Fawcett and Alexander Francis Lydon.
  • The National Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge New edition published between 1891 and 1901. Sold by subscription.