The Bartlett Society newsletter is printed four times a year whereas The Bartlett Society journal is an annual publication.

We have also produced a variety of special publications which are listed in the bibliography. Some of our members have published their own books (see books published by Bartlett Society members), conducted private research projects and contributed articles for specialist publications.

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Edited by John Adams

ISBN 978-0-9531588-7-4

Published by The Bartlett Society 2020

A4 format, hardcover, 206 pages, fully illustrated. £27.50


Edited by John Adams

Where the Crane Danced, the second book in Clinton Keeling's long out-of-print series of "Where the..." books, was published in 2020. It is intended to republish the remaining books in the "Where the..." series over time.

Where the Crane Danced continues Clinton's quest to preserve for posterity records of closed and often long-forgotten zoos. But in Where the Crane Danced he also covers - in his inimitable, sometime controversial, but often perceptive, style - associated topics of historical animal keeping and the perplexities of identification of animals from no-longer used names. But, of course, most of the book is devoted to specific animal collections in the UK, a few being well-known - Woburn and Blackpool Tower, for example - but many, such as Aberdeen and Whale Island, perhaps not. With chapters on private estates, travelling menageries, the Amateur Menagerie Club and aquariums, this is even more diverse coverage of animal collections than in its predecessor, "Where the Lion Trod" or, indeed, many of the later "Where the..." books.

Our new edition has been complimented with copious notes, a full index and appendices, and over seventy illustrations (many of which are scarce images and some have never been previously published) making it 60 pages longer than Where the Lion Trod.

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WHERE THE LION TROD by Clinton Keeling

Edited by John Adams

ISBN 978-0-9531588-6-7

Published by The Bartlett Society 2019.

A4 format, hardcover, 146 pages, fully illustrated. £24.95

WHERE THE LION TROD by Clinton Keeling

Edited by John Adams

Where the Lion Trod is an account of some of the long-closed zoological gardens of the British Isles. While a few of these are well known and well documented, such as the Tower of London and the Menagerie in Knowsley Park, the majority are not; the histories of zoological gardens from Cardiff to Rosherville and Halifax to Cheltenham are recorded here.

Where the Lion Trod was originally produced by Clam Publications in 1984 - the year that The Bartlett Society was founded by Clinton Keeling - to record the history of a number of long-closed zoological collections in the UK. The original work was typed with two fingers by Clinton Keeling, corrected by his wife, Pam, and, after an initial photo-copy run, was individually copied to order. This book, along with the subsequent "Where the..." books, has long been out of print. Clinton soon discovered that there were many more "unrecorded" zoological gardens with the consequence that eight further "Where the..." books were written during the following nineteen years. Subject to demand, The Bartlett Society aims to republish these over the next few years.

Pam Keeling kindly agreed to The Bartlett Society re-publishing this book on the understanding that the original text and hand-drawn illustrations were retained. This has given us the opportunity to re-present the book with, for every chapter, the addition of notes and an appendix listing the species mentioned at each collection. Through the book there are over forty new illustrations plus a comprehensive index.

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Other Bartlett Society publications

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Ligers, Tigons and Other Hybrid Mammals

C.H. Keeling, edited by Russell Tofts (2016)

140pp. A4 hardcover.

Out of print

Animals in the Blood: The Ken Smith Story

Russell Tofts (2012)

A biography of Gerald Durrell's right-hand man.

234pp. Hardcover. Was £19.99 incl p&p - Special offer while stocks last

£8.00 incl. p&p

Menagerie Miscellany: Six Essays - Two Authors

Roger Edwards and Clinton Keeling (2006)

Accounts including the Exeter 'Change; The Scottish Zoo; Wombwell's Menagerie No.3; rhinoceroses.

24pp. A5 paperback booklet.

Out of print

Letters to Mr Tegetmeier

Edited by David Barnaby (2004)

Letters from J. Cossar Ewart and others to the Editor of The Field.

54pp. A4 paperback booklet.

£8.00 incl. p&p

The Elephants of Belle Vue

David Barnaby (2001)

52pp. A5 paperback booklet. Only 1 copy available

Out of print

A Chronology of the Zebras of Belle Vue, Manchester

David Barnaby (1997)

48pp. A5 paperback booklet.

Out of print

Quagga Quotations - a Quagga Bibliography

David Barnaby (?)

88pp. A4 paperback booklet.

Out of print

An Album of Animal Studies

Photographs by Laurie Murray (ca.1998)

20pp. A4 paperback booklet.

Out of print

Old London Zoo: A Selection of Early Postcard Scenes

Nick Thompson (1977)

20pp. A5 paperback booklet.

Out of print